Teenager was stabbed multiple times in Kettering street attack

He remains in a critical condition

Monday, 15th February 2021, 10:52 am

A teenager who is fighting for his life was stabbed multiple times in Kettering, police have confirmed.

The 19-year-old remains in a critical condition after the incident, which took place in Wellington Street close to the junction with Princes Street at about 10.45pm on Saturday night (February 13).

Yesterday, Northamptonshire Police detectives and police officers were on the scene with a police cordon blocking traffic and pedestrians to allow for a forensic search of the area.

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The area was cordoned off

An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Police in Kettering are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Wellington Street on Saturday, February 13.

"The incident happened at about 10.45pm and the 19-year-old victim remains in a critical condition in hospital."

Officers conducted a finger-tip line search yesterday as detectives conducted door-to-door enquires.

Police conduct a search in Princes Street

Detective Inspector Mark Hopkinson from Northamptonshire Police urged witnesses to come forward.

He said: "I would ask anyone who saw or heard anything in the area around the time of the assault to contact the police.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who lives in Wellington Street or the nearby area who has CCTV or 'Ring Doorbell'. Also, if you were driving in the area around that time, and have dash-cam, then please contact us."

A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I stuck my head out of the window last night after 10pm and saw the blue flashing lights but I didn't hear anything before that.

Police taped off the area to be searched

"Unfortunately, it's not that usual for that sort of thing around here."

Witnesses, or anyone with camera footage or any other information, should called Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 21000089598.