17-year-old charged with intent to cause GBH after teenager stabbed in back in Bury St Edmunds

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with intent to cause GBH. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with intent to cause GBH. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with intent to cause GBH following a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday evening.

The teenager, from Bury St Edmunds, was charged with maliciously wounding with intent to cause GBH and possession of a knife in a public place.

Police were called at 6.15pm on Tuesday evening to reports of a person with a knife in the pedestrianised area between Cornhill and Brentgovel Street in the town centre.

The victim in the alleged incident, also a teenage male, suffered a stab wound to the lower back and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment. He has since been discharged.

The charged teenager, who must remain anonymous for legal reasons, will appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting reference 15215/18.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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