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Police arrest boy, 14, after teenager stabbed in Wimlslow, Cheshire

Police arrest boy, 14, for knifing another 14-year-old who was found with serious stab wound in Cheshire town last night

  • Teenager was found with a serious stab wound in Wilmslow, Cheshire, last night
  • He was taken to Manchester Children’s hospital in a serious but stable condition
  • A 14-year-old boy from Stockport has been arrested on suspicion of wounding
  • Police are appealing for anyone with information about incident to come forward

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after another boy, 14, was stabbed in an upmarket Cheshire town.

The teenager was found with a serious stab wound in Wilmslow, just after 9.30pm last night.

He was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition, police said. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 

Police last night arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH).

The boy is from Stockport – around 10 miles north of Wilmslow – Cheshire Police confirmed. 

He is currently in police custody where he is being quizzed by detectives.

A police cordon was in place on Dean Row Road after the incident last night, while an eyewitness said a car park next to a nearby Tesco Express was taped off. 

Police are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Cameron Mair said: ‘Enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing and we are committed to doing all we can to establish exactly what has taken place.

‘As part of our investigation we are urging anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, or anything else that may aid our investigation, to get in touch.

‘The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage that may be relevant to our investigation.’

Chief Inspector David Moores, head of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, added: ‘This type of incident is extremely rare in the Wilmslow area and I understand the concern that it is likely to cause.

‘I’d like to reassure the public that patrols are being stepped up in the area and anyone with any concerns should approach an officer. 

‘I would also urge anyone with any information in relation to the incident to get in touch.’

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 981705, or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tua.

Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Wilmslow is part of the affluent ‘Golden Triangle’, an area of affluent towns and villages in Cheshire noted for expensive houses, pleasant countryside, famous footballers, celebrities and entrepreneurs.  

Five of the ten most expensive roads in the North West have been identified as being in Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’.  

Wilmslow is on the north west edge of Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’, with Manchester being 11 miles to the north. 

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