Three teenage boys have been arrested over a violent stabbing in Swindon.
A 14-year-old boy sustained significant slice wounds to both wrists during an attack near the Link Centre at around 4.30pm on Saturday (29 October).
The victim suffered injuries described as “potentially life-changing” by Wiltshire Police – and remains hospitalised for treatment 48 hours on.
A manhunt and large-scale investigation were launched, resulting in the arrest of three teenage boys on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
The boys, aged 13, 14 and 14, were later released on bail as enquiries continue.
Swindon commander Superintendent Phil Staynings said: “We are acutely aware of the impact these crimes have on our communities and the ages of those involved are shocking.
“We are utilising every available resource within our organisation to tackle this issue – including our community officers, dedicated proactive staff and colleagues within our firearms unit.
“We are also fully engaged with our partners – including Swindon Borough Council to develop our approach to early intervention and dissuade children from criminality.
“We’ve made use of criminal and civil orders to manage threat and risk – we have successfully applied for closure orders, injunctions and criminal behaviour orders and these have had huge impact in reducing threat and risk locally.
“But, it is clear that we need to do more to combat this issue.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101 quoting reference 54220114257.
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