A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm after an 15 year old boy was found unconscious in Philips Park last night with serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He remains in police custody at this time for questioning.

Inspector Charlotte Quinn said: “We believe this to have been a targeted attack and are treating it as an isolated incident. A scene remains in place in the Philips Park area whilst officers carry out their enquiries.

“We are still trying to understand the full circumstances and are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area of Philips Park last night between 8:40pm and 9:10pm and may have seen or heard anything.

“Likewise if you have footage that could assist with enquiries – including mobile, CCTV or dashcam – please get in touch.


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