Teen, 16, fights for life after being stabbed in 'targeted attack' in early hours

A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a stabbing, with two people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The "targeted attack" happened in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, at 5.30am today.

A man, 20, and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested.

Officers said the victim and alleged perpetrators know each other and they are not looking for other suspects.

A spokesperson said: “Officers were quickly on the scene of the incident in Hickings Lane in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

“The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“A 20-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.”

Detective Inspector Ed Cook, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I understand the concern an incident such as this one can cause in the community.

"Our investigation into what happened is well under way and we believe those involved were known to each other and that there was no risk to the wider public.

“Officers were quickly on the scene and we have two people in custody.

"We are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“To further reassure local people we have increased patrols in the area and I would encourage anyone who has questions to come and speak to one of our officers.”Follow the Official Rokna NEWS Telegram Channel For More and fresh NEWS.

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