Attempted murder investigation after teenager stabbed in Harlow Town Park

Crime / Tue 9th Oct 2018 at 10:12am

ESSEX Police remain on scene near Harlow Town Park following a stabbing last night, October 8.

Officers were called to the area just before 6.30pm after reports of an argument between two people.

It is believed the stabbing happened in the area of the park, near the Greyhound Pub in School Lane.

A 16-year-old boy had been stabbed in the stomach and was taken to hospital in London in a serious condition where he underwent surgery.

A 21-year-old man from Harlow was subsequently arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

Detectives working on the investigation believe there were a number of young people who were at the scene at the time of incident and we would like to hear from them.

Detective Constable Anne-Marie Hardingham said: “Officers are in the area conducting house-to-house enquiries and taking witness statements from residents.

“We believe an argument led to the victim being stabbed although we are currently unclear as to the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We think there were a number of teenagers who saw what happened and we really want to speak to them.

“We are aware that there may be some images of the incident or information being shared on Snapchat and we would encourage this to be sent to us.

“If you don’t feel comfortable talking to police, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Harlow CID on 101 or Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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