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Three Arrests Over Stabbing Of A Shrewsbury Teenager
Police have arrested three people over a stabbing in Shrewsbury which has left a 16-year-old in a critical condition.
The boy was found collapsed in Wayford Close on Monday night and he is still in a life threatening condition in hospital.
The attack happened at 9.45pm and police are looking for a group of young people spotted running from the scene.
Wayford Closed and Stapleton Road were closed during the morning while police investigated.
DCI Paul Moxley said:
"This incident is understandably concerning and we are working to ascertain the exact circumstances of what happened and apprehend those responsible as quickly as possible. We are following a number of lines of enquiry and are doing everything we can to ensure those responsible are located.
"I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the local community that this is thought to be a targeted attack and we have no reason to believe there is any wider threat to the community.
"We are working to trace a number of men who were seen running away from the scene moments after the incident including one who was seen wearing a green t-shirt. Anyone who may have seen this group of men or heard or seen any type of disturbance in the Wayford Close or Stapleton Road area of Meole Brace between 9pm and 10pm yesterday evening is asked to contact police.
"Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their assistance and patience throughout the early stages of this investigation. Local officers will remain in the Meole Brace area conducting additional patrols until further notice."
Anyone with any further information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101 and quote the incident reference 775s of the 1st August.
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