Teenager arrested over knife attack at Welwyn Garden City college

Police at Oaklands College  in Welwyn Garden City.

Police at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City.


A 16-year-old student was injured during a fight involving a knife in a Welwyn Garden City college today.

Police were called to Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City at 11.25am following reports that a 16-year-old student was injured following a physical altercation with another student.

Both students are male and are known to each other.

A police spokeswoman said: “One student has been taken to hospital where he currently remains for treatment. It is currently believed he sustained superficial injuries.

“Following initial police investigations, the other student, an 18-year old boy from Enfield, was arrested shortly after at Welwyn Garden City train station of suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

“He currently remains in police custody at this time.

“Police have also seized a knife.

“The Constabulary would like to make it clear that this incident had nothing to do with the recent reports of incidents involving clowns.”

The ambulance service received a call at 11.28am to reports of an incident at Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City campus.

Two rapid response vehicles attended.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “A teenager was treated and taken to hospital.

“His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.”

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.

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