UPDATE: Boy, 16, stabbed as he walked to St Paul’s school


A 16-year-old boy was stabbed as he walked to school for an exam at St Paul’s Catholic School in Leadenhall yesterday.

The boy was attacked on the redway by Phoenix Drive and was taken to Milton Keynes Hospital in a stable condition with non life threatening injuries.

The offender was not connected to the school and Michael Manley, headteacher of St Paul’s, reassured pupils and parents there is “no wider threat” to others.

Mr Manley said: “Staff from the school went out quickly to care for the student and the police and ambulance services arrived promptly.

“We have been reassured that there is no wider threat to other pupils or staff in the school.

“However, there will be a police presence in the area at the end of the day to reassure pupils, parents and staff.”

Two teenagers were arrested at the scene and are currently in police custody at this time.

Investigating officer Det Insp Ian Jarvis said: “We attended Phoenix Drive to an altercation between a number of young people.

“If anyone has any information or any concerns about what has happened, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.