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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Coventry double stabbing

John Carlon 11th Nov, 2019

TWO TEENAGERS are recovering in hospital after they were stabbed in Coventry.

A 15-year-old boy and 18-year-old man have serious injuries following an attack in Acacia Avenue on Friday (November 8).

The boy was stabbed in the neck, and the 18-year-old stabbed in the back.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in Birmingham on Saturday (November 9), who was later released on bail.

An ambulance was called to the scene of the attack, West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to Strathmore Avenue, Coventry at 7.05pm on Friday (8th November) to reports of a stabbing. An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended and treated two men who had been injured, one seriously.

“Both were conveyed to hospital for further checks.”

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “Police were alerted just after 7pm on November 8 to an attack in Acacia Avenue, Coventry, that left a boy suffering from a stab wound to the neck.

“The man was stabbed in the back and has a slash wound to his head. Both remain in hospital; their condition is not life changing or threatening.

“It’s understood the victims were deliberately targeted.

“West Midlands Police arrested an 18-year-old man from an address in Shard End on Saturday morning on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been bailed until next month with conditions banning him from Coventry, to live and sleep at a specified address, and an overnight curfew.

“Detectives are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with dash-cam or video footage of the incident, or of people fleeing the scene, is urged to contact the force via Live Chat at WMP Online or by calling 101 and quoting crime number 20CV/264791G/19.”

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