Three teenagers arrested after stabbing near Northampton College
The victim remains in Northampton General Hospital
Three teenagers have been arrested following the stabbing near Northampton College, police have confirmed.
Officers were called to the college’s Booth Lane campus after reports of an incident on St Gregory’s Road at around 3.50pm yesterday (February 10).
Part of the footpath at the St Gregory’s entrance to the college was cordoned off for a number of hours.
Northamptonshire Police confirmed last night that the incident was a stabbing and a victim had been taken to hospital.The 19-year-old victim who sustained a stab wound to his thigh remains in a serious but not life threatening condition in Northampton General Hospital.
Today (February 11) the force has arrested three 17-year-olds - one girl and two boys.
A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Detectives investigating a serious assault in Northampton have today (Tuesday, February 11) arrested three teenagers in connection with the incident.
“Two boys and one girl – all aged 17 and from Northampton - have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding following the incident which took place in St Gregory’s Road at about 3.50pm yesterday – Monday, February 10.
“As a result of the incident a 19-year-old man sustained a stab wound to his thigh and remains in a serious, but not life threatening condition, at Northampton General Hospital.
“Extra patrols by the Northampton Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carried out in the area over the next few days to provide community reassurance as detectives continue to investigate this incident.”
Northampton College has also released an updated statement to confirm the safety of their students is their main priority and that the scheduled open event will go ahead as planned tonight.
A spokesman for Northampton College said: "Following an incident that took place in St Gregory’s Road shortly before 4pm on Monday, 10 February, a 19-year-old male was injured and taken to hospital. Northamptonshire Police are investigating and we are co-operating fully with their enquiries.
"The safety and security of our students is our number one priority and we would like to reassure parents that we are taking every necessary step to ensure that this is not compromised.
"Tonight's Open Event at Booth Lane will go ahead as planned from 5pm and we will be happy to discuss any concerns with prospective parents."
Northamptonshire Police would like to speak to anyone who may have information about the incident or who could have dash cam footage.
Witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 20000079128 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.