Boy stabbed in head in Avenham Park attack

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed in the head in Avenham Park.

Police said they were called to the park at around 5.15pm yesterday (July 6) after the teenager was stabbed near the old Tram Bridge.

The boy was rushed to hospital for treatment, but his injury was not as serious as officers had feared.

He has since been discharged and is recovering at home.

The boy was stabbed near the Old Tram Bridge in Avenham Park at around 5.15pm yesterday afternoon (July 6)

Police said his attacker is believed to have been one of four young men who escaped the scene of the attack in a black car.

A manhunt is underway this morning to try and find them.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 5.15pm yesterday (Monday, July 6) to the report that a teenager had been stabbed in Avenham Park, Preston, close to the old Tram Bridge.

"The victim, 17, received an injury to his head and was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

"His injury was not serious and he has now been discharged from hospital.

"It is believed that the offender was part of a group of four males who made off from the area in a black car.

"They are currently being sought by police."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident reference 978 of July 6.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at