Police are conducting investigations into three separate wounding incidents, among different groups of young people, over the past couple of days.
On Tuesday 17th September, a 14yr-old student of the Sir Novel Richards Academy, who resides at Bendals, reported to police that she was at the East Bus Station, when she was allegedly stoned by a group of students. The incident escalated into a fight, and she was allegedly stabbed multiple times in her upper back with a sharp object. She was transported to Mount St. Johns Medical Center, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later discharged. Police have since recovered the alleged weapon used in the incident. Several statements have also been recorded from witnesses in relation to that incident.
Meanwhile, on Thursday 19th September, a 20yr-old male of Grays Farm reported to police that he was pounced upon and beaten by six males and one female. He reported that he was on South Street, when his alleged attackers used a hard object to wound him in his head. He was taken to Mount St. Johns Medical Center, where doctors reported that his injury was not serious. Investigations are ongoing into the matter.
Finally, a mother and her 16yr-old son of Nut Grove reported to police that she and her son were attacked on Friday 20th September by three boys in Nut Grove.
It is alleged that three boys, also from the Nut Grove area confronted the 16yr-old boy, while he was walking home from school. The young man managed to avoid them and was a short distance away, when he spotted the same boys attacking his mother, who just came off a bus. A confrontation ensued, and the 16yr-old ended up with injuries to his face and head. He was transported to Mount St. Johns Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later discharged. Further investigations are ongoing into the matter.
The police are concerned about the spate of wounding incidents involving young people, and are calling upon parents to become more involved in the day to day affairs of their children. The general public is also urged to report any signs of skirmishes or other suspicious activities among school children to the police without delay.