Teenage boy 'stabbed' in Alvaston by masked trio wearing all black

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A teenage boy was taken to hospital after being injured in an incident in Alvaston last night.

Police say the 15-year-old was riding along a jitty that leads from a canal path to Avonmouth Drive at 6pm when he felt a blow to his back.

Initially the boy thought he'd been punched but officers say he was cut with a sharp object. The teenager was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he required two stitches and was discharged later that evening.

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According to reports on social media the victim was stabbed.

One woman posted on Facebook to say she helped the victim. She said: "I was the lady who stopped and called an ambulance and stayed with him. I hope he is OK, my two children are so worried about him. Please give him our best."

Police are now trying to find the culprits.

The victim has described the youths as wearing all black clothing with their faces covered.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Andrew Hobday on 101, quoting reference 17000530491.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.