Teenager stabbed in Hitchin

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in Hitchin on Sunday (July 25).

An 18-year-old man of mixed race from Stevenage sustained a puncture wound following an incident with another man, which took place between 12.20am and 12.50am in the area of Bancroft and Nightingale Road.

The injured man was walking around the area without a top on shortly after the incident took place.

He was later taken to Lister Hospital where he remains in a comfortable condition.

Investigating officer DC Ben Dixon said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the local area around the stated times and saw any unusual behaviour take place.

“In particular did you see a black man walking around the area with a bare chest?

“Any information you provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove vital to our investigation.”

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Anyone with information should contact police via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.