‘I heard a lot of screaming’ – eyewitness sees boy, 16, being repeatedly stabbed in Stevenage

The boy was stabbed in Ripon Road on Wednesday morning.

The boy was stabbed in Ripon Road on Wednesday morning. - Credit: Archant

An eyewitness has spoken about the horrifying moment she saw a 16-year-old boy being repeatedly stabbed.

The person, who does not wish to be named, heard shouting and screaming in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Ripon Road, Stevenage.

They then saw the boy, believed to be from outside the area, being stabbed in the legs and behind.

“It was all a blur,” they said. “I heard a lot of screaming and saw him being stabbed repeatedly in the legs.

“He looked totally out of it and was trying to get away.

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“It’s really frightening. This is a quiet area and there are loads of kids around so for something like this to happen is really worrying.

“I just hope they catch the people responsible.”

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The boy was later taken to Lister Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The police are linking this attack with the stabbing of a man in his 20s outside a house in Cherwell Drive at about 9.45pm on Saturday.

They believe the attacks were linked to drug crime from outside the area.

In an unrelated incident, an 18-year-old man was stabbed outside Primark at 3.30pm in Stevenage town centre.

Anyone with information should contact Herts police on 101 or Crimestopper on 0800 555 111.

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