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Three boys arrested after stabbing in Harrogate

Three boys arrested after stabbing in Harrogate

Published by Harry Long at 2:23pm 3rd January 2020. (Updated at 8:16am 6th January 2020)

Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the centre of Harrogate. 

  • A man was seriously injured after being stabbed on Station Parade this morning (Friday, 3 January). 
  • Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.  
  • The man was taken to hospital with injuries to his face, back and leg.  

Police were called to Station Parade, near the train station at 4.40am this morning (Friday, 3 January).  

The boys, aged 13, 16 and 15, were arrested on Skipton Road around 5.20am. 

They all remain in police custody.  

The victim, a local man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.  He had cuts to his face, back and leg.

Superintendent Steve Thomas, Harrogate Commander, said:

"This is clearly an extremely serious incident, and residents will naturally feel concerned about what has happened. However, incidents like this are very rare in our town. Thanks to a fast response by local officers last night, three suspects have been arrested, and a police investigation is well underway.

"You can expect to see increased patrols in the town centre in the coming days - officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be in the area to provide extra reassurance to residents and businesses.

"Please do speak to them if you have any concerns. It goes without saying that the carrying of knives and other weapons is unacceptable and these additional patrols will be using appropriate stop and search powers to ensure anyone found in possession of weapons is arrested and put before the courts."

Anyone with any information about the incident or anyone who witnessed the attack should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12200001239.