Police link two Stevenage stabbings in five days to drug feud

There has been a crash on the A505 this morning.

There has been a crash on the A505 this morning. - Credit: Archant

Police are linking two stabbings in five days in Stevenage to drug-related feud.

Police believe the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Ripon Road just after midnight yesterday and the attack on a man in his 20s who was stabbed outside a house in Cherwell Drive on Saturday night are related.

Herts police think the attacks are related to drug crime which happened outside of the town.

Det Insp Hannah Mann said: “We would like to reassure members of the public in Stevenage following three incidents in the town whereby people have been injured and we are conducting full and thorough investigations into each one.”

In another attack an 18-year-old man was left with serious injuries when he was stabbed in the town square outside Primark at around 3.30am on Saturday morning.

The police are investigating this crime but do not think it is related to the other two attacks.

All three men were taken to Lister Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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“Incidents involving offensive weapons are rare and it is unprecedented to have three in one week,” Det Insp Man said. “Detectives and neighbourhood team officers are working continuously to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”

Anyone with information should call Herts police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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