Netherfield: Teen In Critical Condition

27 April 2017, 12:28 | Updated: 27 April 2017, 12:35


A 15 year-old boy is in a critical condition after reports of a serious assault in a wooded area of Milton Keynes.

Thames Valley Police say they were called to:

"Reports of an assault in Beadlemead, at 5.47pm yesterday (26th April).

A thorough investigation has been launched and two 19 year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident.

The victim, a 15 year-old boy, currently remains in hospital in a critical condition. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward to police.

We are specifically appealing to anyone who may have seen a group in the area between 2pm and 6pm yesterday, and anyone at this time seen carrying a stick like item. If you have any information please contact police quoting reference number URN 1145 (26/4).

Neighbourhood teams have increased visible patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the community. We currently believe this to be an isolated incident and we do not believe any other members of the public are at risk.”

An eyewitness on the Farmborough Road opposite has told Heart he heard noises from young people in the play park around that time and then saw a large amount of emergency services attending before the youngster was airlifted to hospital.