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23 July 2012, 16:31
A 17-year-old boy has been attacked and stabbed whilst walking along a footpath in Sandy last Monday (July 16).
The incident took place at around 8.30pm as the victim was walking along the pathway which is near to the train station and Potton Road in Sandy. The youngster was approached by three white males aged between 16 and 20 who then attacked him. One of the offenders pushed the victim and a second then struck him just below the shoulder with an implement which caused a small puncture wound before the three fled.
The victim made his way to Potton Road where he was able to flag down a passing motorist who alerted the emergency services. He was taken to Bedford South Wing Hospital by paramedics for treatment to a minor injury to his shoulder.
Detective Constable Martyn Hynes, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have witnessed the assault or seen the offenders fleeing the area.
He said: "This was a seemingly unprovoked attack which has left a young boy very shaken up and we need the public?s help in tracing his attackers. We believe that a number of people were in the area at the time, either coming from the train station or local residents, and I?d really like to hear from anyone who may have seen this assault or the offenders."
If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Hynes, in confidence, on 01234 275227, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.