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16-year-old charged after stabbing of 18-year-old in Cambourne


By Paul Brackley


A 16-year-old boy has been charged following the stabbing of an 18-year-old in Cambourne.

The scene at Morrisons in Cambourne following a stabbing (11120904)
The scene at Morrisons in Cambourne following a stabbing (11120904)

The boy, who is from Cambourne but cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with possessing a knife in a public place and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH).

He was remanded to appear at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court this morning (Monday, May 17).

Police were called at 9.56pm on Friday (May 24) after reports of a stabbing in High Street.

Paramedics also attended and an 18-year-old male was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for treatment.

He is understood to be in a serious but stable condition.

The scene at Morrisons in Cambourne following a stabbing (11120894)
The scene at Morrisons in Cambourne following a stabbing (11120894)

Three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder - a 15-year-old on Friday night and two 16-year-olds on Saturday and Sunday.

Two of them have been bailed to return to Parkside Police Station in Cambridge on June 21.

An area of Morrisons car park in Cambourne, along with nearby grassland and Monkfield Wood, remained cordoned off on Saturday morning by police as they scenes of crimes officers searched for evidence.

Detective Inspector David Savill said: “I would like to thank the public for their patience and assistance whilst we have completed our enquiries over the weekend. I realise that they may have been caused some minor disruption owing to the police activity in the village.

Cambridgeshire police in Cambourne following a stabbing (11121584)
Cambridgeshire police in Cambourne following a stabbing (11121584)

“I understand there will be concerns within the community with regard to this incident, however our enquiries suggest this is an isolated incident between parties who are known to each other and we are not seeking anyone else who was involved at this time.

“Whilst knife-related incidents are extremely serious and are the subject of national attention, they remain rare in the context of other crime types and especially so in Cambridgeshire.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting 35/35967/19 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



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