A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in Haverhill.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to a car park next to Strasbourg Square at about 3.05pm on Monday

An altercation is reported to have taken place between two teenage boys during which one of them was stabbed. 

According to Suffolk police, the suspect fled the scene and was believed to have run off in the direction of Millfields Way. 

The teenager who was stabbed has been named by police as Harley Barfield from Haverhill.

He was initially taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment, before being transferred to the Royal Papworth Hospital, where he passed away earlier this morning.

A 16-year-old boy from the Haverhill area was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder shortly after the incident.

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has now been further arrested on suspicion of murder.

On Tuesday afternoon, police obtained a warrant of further detention from Suffolk Magistrates’ Court granting officers a further 36 hours to question the suspect.

This expires at 4.35am on Thursday morning.

Detectives understand that both parties were known to each other and as such, this is being treated as an isolated incident with no wider threat to the public.

Harley’s family and some key witnesses continue to be supported by specialist trained liaison officers, Suffolk police said.

The force added that Harley Barfield's family passed on their thanks to everyone who has sent them messages of support, but requested that they not be contacted at this time.

Detectives are renewing their plea for help from members of the public and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, who have not already been spoken with by officers, to come forward.

They would also like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Strasbourg Square, Ingham Road, Millfields Way, the A143 or High Street, between 2.30pm and 3.45pm and saw anything that may be of assistance.

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have captured any video footage on a mobile phone of the incident, or who has seen any videos circulating on social media or being shared in messaging groups, to bring these to the attention of the investigation team.

Any motorists with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle who were driving on the roads stated above or other roads nearby, are asked to review the footage for any material that could be relevant.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team using the online portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721O08-PO1 or via the below methods, quoting reference: 1605/23.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999