Teen Charged After Isle Of Wight Stabbing

Detectives on the Isle of Wight have charged a teenager after a youth was stabbed and another injured in East Cowes on Friday night (February 4th)

At around 9.45pm, officers were called Gort Road, East Cowes, after reports of a public order incident involving a large group of teenagers.

A 16-year-old boy received a knife wound to his back during the incident and an 18-year-old man was also assaulted. At the time officers arrested two other youths, aged 16 and 18, on suspicion of carrying out these assaults.

Now an 18-year-old from Newport has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife. He will appear before Isle of Wight Magistrates Court today (Monday, February 7th).

The 16-year-old arrested has been released on bail until April 13th while enquiries continue.

Officers are still appealing for any information about the incident and anyone who can assist is asked to call Newport CID on 101 and quote incident 1266 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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