Two teenagers stabbed in mass fight near Milton Keynes beauty spot

Two men aged 18 and 19 suffered non-life threatening stab wounds in a fight involving 10 people yesterday evening.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:30 am

Police were called at just before 7.30pm on Tuesday evening following reports of a large altercation on the redway near to Furzton Lake.

The altercation involved a group of 10 or more people, say officers.

"The two injured boys suffered non-life threatening knife injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment," said a police spokesman.

Furzton Lake. Photo: The Parks Trust

The police helicopter was used and three males aged 18, 17 and 15 from Milton Keynes were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent and are currently in police custody.

Inspector Nick Herceg, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This incident happened early in the evening and involved a number of young people with weapons.

“Two teenagers have suffered injuries but thankfully these are not life-threatening, although clearly this is a very serious incident.

“I fully understand that incidents like this will naturally cause significant concern in the local community and I would like to reassure the public that we have a large number of police officers and staff deployed in the area conducting patrols and investigating this incident with the utmost priority.

The Inspector added: “At this early stage of the investigation, we believe that the victims and the offenders are known to each other and we do not believe there to be any wider threat to the local community. However, should you have any concerns or information that you wish to share with police, please do not hesitate to speak to any of our officers in the area.

"We will continue to retain a high visibility presence in the area while this investigation continues, and have scene-watches in place.”

Police are urging anybody who witnessed the incident, or who has any information that can assist this investigation, to call 101 or make a report online quoting reference number 43210134271.

Inspector Herceg said: “I would ask for anybody who has dash-cam, CCTV or doorbell footage in the local area to please check this and contact the police if it has captured anything that can help this investigation."

“For 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.