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Five boys arrested after Town Bridge stabbing

Five teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery which saw a man stabbed on Town Bridge last week. 
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Five teenage boys have been arrested after a stabbing on Town Bridge in Peterborough

Police were called at 4.15pm on October 19 with reports of violence outside Charters Bar and Café.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was on a bicycle when he was approached by a man who asked him to hand over the bike. 

After refusing to hand it over, the victim was then punched and pushed away from the bike before more people approached him from behind. 

One of them from the group then stabbed the victim twice to his lower back and ran off towards Bridge Street and the city centre. 

The victim was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries and later released. 

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested on Friday morning in connection with the incident. Both have been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on November 18. 

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested on Saturday morning. They have been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on November 16. 

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday afternoon. He has been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on November 8. 

Neighbourhood policing inspector Karl Secker said: “Patrols were increased in the area following the robbery, including use of our special constables who volunteered their time, which resulted in one of the groups being identified and arrested on Saturday afternoon. 

“It is believed a sixth person was also involved, therefore anyone with information as to who this person may be is urged to contact us.” 

Anyone with information can report online or via webchat, quoting 35/71703/21. Those without internet access should call 101.