Two further teenagers arrested after attempted murder of man, 19
PUBLISHED: 21:58 03 June 2020 | UPDATED: 21:58 03 June 2020
Two further teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 19-year-old was stabbed in Chelmsford.
The attack happened around 4.50pm Tuesday, June 2, in Chelmer Park, Galleywood, where officers found the man stabbed.
He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but police say he is now in a stable condition.
A 19-year-old man from the town was arrested during the early hours of Wednesday morning on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm in connection with the assault.
That evening, two 17-year-old boys, both also from Chelmsford, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
All three remain in police custody.
Essex Police had extended a Section 60 authority in the town, which grants officers greater stop and search powers, although the authority ceased at 9pm.
Community Policing Team Inspector Barry Booth said: “Even though we are treating this as a targeted assault, we understand that this incident will have caused some concern in the community.
“I’d like to reiterate our thanks to the community for their co-operation and encourage anyone with information about the incident to contact us either through our website or by calling 101.”
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