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Teen stabbed in back in fight involving 10 youths

PUBLISHED: 11:35 23 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:22 23 March 2019

Police at the scene of a stabbing on Mountbatten Drive in Old Catton. Picture Peter Walsh.

Police at the scene of a stabbing on Mountbatten Drive in Old Catton. Picture Peter Walsh.

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A teenage boy has been stabbed in the back following a fight involving a gang of youths in Old Catton.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance involving up to 10 youths in Mountbatten Drive at about 9.25pm yesterday (Friday, March 22).

During the incident a boy, aged in his late teens, suffered stab wounds to his back.

He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment; however, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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Two men, both in their late teens and from the Norwich area, have since been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody where they will be questioned later today.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information, should contact Sergeant Pete Wilson at Norwich CID on 101.

The incident came at the end of a nationwide knife amnesty.

Norfolk Constabulary was one of 44 forces across the country taking part in Operation Sceptre - a week of action taking place to highlight the risks carrying a blade can bring as well as targeting offenders who use and carry knives.

People had been urged to hand over knives, machetes and other bladed items at police stations without fear of being prosecuted.

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