Two men stabbed in Peterborough street
Armed police attended the entrance to the maternity and children’s units at Peterborough City Hospital after two people were stabbed in the street.
A teenager, who was reported to be 16, and a man in his 20s, both suffered serious injuries after the incident in Westlake Avenue, Hampton Vale, near the Moorhen pub on Saturday evening, with police called at about 7.30pm.
One was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and the other went to the city hospital by himself. Both were still believed to be in hospital last night.
Following the incident police cordoned off the area around Domino’s Pizza.
Shortly after, three men were arrested by armed police after they stopped a car at the junction of Lincoln Road and Occupation Road, but they were subsequently released without charge, and a police spokeswoman confirmed no further action would be taken against them.
Police also raided a property in Sorbus Close, Hampton Hargate, at 8.50pm on Sunday, but no arrests were made.
The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital, issued a statement after armed police visited the site in Bretton following the stabbings.
It said: “Thank you to the on-site teams for working closely with Cambridgeshire Constabulary who resolved the situation swiftly.
“Due to the position of the police teams near the women and children’s entrance, we understand that this may have been of concern to our patients, visitors and staff, and in particular to parents of our youngest patients.
“However, we would like to offer our reassurance that the children’s Amazon Ward or the Maternity Unit were not involved in the incident.”
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to call Peterborough CID quoting incident 494 of July 29.
Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
The police cordon outside Domino’s Pizza in Hampton Vale