A school boy was stabbed in the leg in a fracas close to a secondary school.
The youngster, a 15-year-old from Plungington, Preston, was attacked on St Paul’s Road in Deepdale, Preston, close to the junction with Charnock Fold at around 3.10pm on Tuesday.
Police were called to the scene by a concerned passer by, and an ambulance also attended.
It is not clear if the boys attended the nearby Moor Park Business and Enterprise School.
Sailesh Patel, of nearby shop St George’s News, said: “ We saw the commotion, the police and the ambulance further up the road.
“We heard that a young boy had been stabbed.
“It is a shock for the community. I have been here 35 years and nothing like this has ever happened.”
It is understood the 15-year-old was attacked by two other teenagers.
He was taken to the Royal Preston hospital for treatment but has since been released.
Detectives said the youngster’s injuries are not life threatening.
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of wounding and are being quizzed by detectives.
They are aged 16 and 14 and are both from Preston.
Det Sgt Peter Glover, of Preston CID, said: “This incident happened on St Paul’s Road at about 3.10pm at the junction with Charnock Fold.
“It appears there has been a fight involving two on one and the victim has ended up with a minor stab wound to the back of his leg.
“No weapon has been recovered. If anyone has seen anything suspicious to we would like to hear from them.
“The boy is recovering at home.”
Deepdale councillor Terry Cartwright said: “I am totally shocked that children of school age are presumably carrying weapons.”
Witnesses should call 101.