Teenage boy, 17, stabbed to death in street and another injured in High Wycombe as cops hunt four masked suspects | The Sun
COPS are hunting for four masked suspects after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in High Wycombe.
Police were scrambled to the Easton Street area of the town at around 7.30pm yesterday following reports of a knifing.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another boy, also aged 17, was wounded and was taken to hospitalbut his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Thames Valley Police said no arrests have been made and there are currently believed to be up to four offenders.
Detectives from the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Team began a hunt for youths, all wearing face coverings, who were seen running away from the scene.
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The murdered teenager has not yet been formally identified and it was not yet known whether his relatives had been traced.
No-one has yet been arrested in connection with the death.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and details as to what has happened are currently very limited.
"The incident occurred between around 7pm and 7.30 pm close to the main car parks of Easton Street at a time when members of the public would have been using the car parks, attending the theatre or preparing for a night out in the town.
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“It is therefore very important that anyone who was close to Easton Street at this time and saw something unusual or out of the ordinary or indeed knows anything about this incident gets in touch as soon as possible.
"Anyone who has any information or footage from dash-cams, doorbells or CCTV close to Easton Street is urged to make contact.
“This is a tragic incident in which a teenage boy has been killed, and I know that it will cause a great deal of concern in the community.
“However, I’d like to reassure everyone that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into what appears to be a targeted attack. Members of the public will see a large police presence in the area while our investigation takes place.
"If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach our officers and they will do their best to help."
He continued: "Members of the public will see a large police presence in the area while our investigation takes place. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach our officers and they will do their best to help.
“If you have any information or footage which you think could help our investigation, please call us on 101. Alternatively, you can make a report online, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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