Seven teenage boys arrested in connection with ‘targeted’ knife attack in Fishwick

Seven teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a ‘targeted’ knife attack in Fishwick.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 4:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 5:58 pm
A section 60 will be in place until 8pm tonight in the Callon, Fishwick and Deepdale areas of Preston.

A 14-year-old boy suffered stab wounds on Tuesday, March 19.

Police believe he was attacked by a group of youths on Fishwick Parade at around 3.25pm.

In a statement on Facebook Preston Police said: “This appears to have been a targeted incident and the general public are not at risk.

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“Reassurance patrols will be in the area.”

Police have put a Section 60 in place in the Callon, Fishwick and Deepdale areas of Preston until 8pm today.

Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is a power given by a chief officer which allows police officers to stop and search anyone in a specific area without needing to have reasonable grounds.

Anyone with information about the attack can report it via 101 quoting log reference number LC-20190319-0843 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Find out more about Section 60 authorisations here: