Letchworth stabbing: Teen charged with attempted murder

PUBLISHED: 13:06 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 12 June 2018

Jackmans Place, Letchworth. Picture: Alan Millard.

Jackmans Place, Letchworth. Picture: Alan Millard.

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Letchworth on Friday.

Police were called to reports that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted in Jackmans Place at 2.30pm on Friday.

The victim had suffered a laceration to his neck and was taken to hospital – where he remains in critical but stable condition.

A 14-year-old Letchworth boy has now been charged with attempted murder and possession of a folding pocket knife in a public place.

He has also been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed weapon. This relates to a separate alleged assault involving a man in his 20s. It is alleged to have taken place in Broadway, near the junction with Station Place on Friday at around 1.50pm.

The teenager appeared at Hatfield Remand Court today. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on July 13.

Anyone who saw either incident or has information that could assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact Dt Con Gary Larkman by emailing gary.larkman@herts.pnn.police.uk or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/5682/18.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/Report.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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