Boy, 17, in hospital after suspected stabbing in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:58 21 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:22 21 October 2020

Aviation Avenue in Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View

Aviation Avenue in Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View

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A 17-year-old boy was found with suspected stab wounds in Hatfield yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Aviation Avenue just before 4pm, and the East of England Ambulance Service and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance also attended.

The victim was treated for chest and leg wounds at the scene, before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing at this time.

Police cordons were put in place as an investigation into the incident was carried out.

Detective inspector Sophia Adams, of the Welwyn Hatfield Local Crime Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the incident are continuing at this time and, as part of this, we are appealing for anyone who saw what happened and hasn’t yet spoken to police, to please come forward. Were you in Aviation Avenue at the time of this incident? If so I would like to hear from you.

“I’m particularly keen to trace a taxi driver who we believe may have witnessed the assault.

“We would like to reassure the community that we believe this to be an isolated incident between parties known to each other.

“Additionally, we are increasing our patrols in the area following this incident to provide extra reassurance to members of the public.

“If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at sophia.adams@herts.pnn.police.uk”

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in its Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/84608/20.


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