Boy, 14, allegedly stabbed during disturbance in Cardiff’s Victoria Park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was allegedly stabbed during a disturbance at Cardiff’s popular Victoria Park. Officers received a report of a disturbance involving a large group of young people at the Canton park at around 5.40pm on Sunday (June 12).

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said that a 14-year-old boy from Caerau has received hospital treatment for wounds which are described as neither life-threatening nor life-changing. A 13-year-old boy from Riverside has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Bob Chambers, from South Wales Police, said: “Understandably this incident and the ages of those involved will cause worry within the community. Tackling knife crime is a priority for South Wales Police and we want to hear from anyone who has information about this incident.”

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Police want to trace anybody who was in the area at the time, and may have witnessed what happened, or has information or footage regarding those involved.

If you can help, contact South Wales Police via 101 or https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo and quote reference number *196789

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Although knife crime is not a part of everyday life in South Wales, it is important that we continue taking action to prevent a problem occurring. Through our campaign #NotTheOne we aim to educate young people on the dangers of carrying a knife by giving parents, teachers and community groups the tools they need to do this.” To learn more visit here.

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