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Investigation after boy injured in Nelson

Alert message sent 02/04/2019 15:51:00

Information sent on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary

Dear Citizen

Police are investigating an incident in which a boy was injured in Nelson.

It happened yesterday afternoon (Monday, April 1st) at around 3:10pm on the Swinden Playing Fields in Cravendale Avenue.

It is believed that a group of teenage boys have approached the victim, 13, and tried to cause damage to his bicycle. During the altercation, the victim has received a knife wound to his lower leg and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. His injury is not thought to be serious.

Four boys aged 14 and 15 from Nelson and Colne have been arrested in connection with the incident.

They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

DS Richard Buckley of East CID said: “I know that incidents of this nature cause alarm but I would like to reassure people that we are treating this as an isolated occurrence and do not believe there to be any wider concern for the local community.”

Anyone with information about the incident can call 101 quoting incident reference 902 of April 1st.
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