Police investigate stabbing of 17-year-old boy in Blackburn

An investigation is underway after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Blackburn yesterday evening (Tuesday, April 20).

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:34 am

Police say the teenager was stabbed in the back in Wensley Road at around 5.40pm, but his wounds are not believed to be serious.

An air ambulance was seen landing in the grounds of St Barnabas and St Paul's Primary School, off Oakenhurst Road, in response to the stabbing.

Lancashire Police say the boy's injuries are not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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A 17-year-old boy teenager was stabbed in the back in Wensley Road, Blackburn at around 5.40pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 20)

The force said no arrests have been made at this stage, but it is appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A police spokesman said: "We were called to Lawrence Street, Blackburn, at 5.42pm to reports of an assault.

"Officers attended and found a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed in Wensley Road.

"He suffered a single stab wound to the back but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

"No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 1205 of April 20, 2021."