Teen Stabbed During Welwyn Attempted Robbery

A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed in the leg during an attempted robbery in Welwyn.

At around 5.40pm, the victim, a 16-year-old boy from Welwyn Garden City, was approached by three males on Knella Road and engaged in conversation. The group allegedly then tried to take the victim's bag and assaulted him before one of the group stabbed the victim in the leg.

The victim suffered a wound to his thigh and was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage for treatment. He remains there however his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The group are described as three black males. One of them was wearing a t-shirt with a number written on the back and another was wearing a black top, a cap and a cream jacket.

Detective Inspector John Hazeldine, from the Local Crime Unit in Hatfield, said: "This is a concerning incident however we would like to reassure residents that this is being thoroughly investigated and we are doing everything we can to bring the offenders to justice. We would appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident or who recognises the description of the group to contact police as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Local Crime Unit via the police non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/15/1791. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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