Earlier this evening, police were present at the sceneRosie Bradbury

Two boys, aged 13 and 16, were left injured yesterday evening after being stabbed in an incident outside Cambridge’s Lion Yard shopping centre.

A police officer at the scene told Varsity that two people had been hospitalised as a result of the incident, but both their conditions were stable. The Cambridgeshire Constabulary has since confirmed that their injuries were “serious, but not life threatening,” and that they have been discharged.

The Constabulary added that another two boys from Cambridge, aged 15, were “arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm”.

The red patch marks the approximate area of the cordon

One of boys from Cambridge has since been charged with possession of a bladed article in public and two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, and will appear in the Cambridge Magistrates Court on 15 May. 

The other boy has been released under investigation.

Forensic markers were placed on the groundRosie Bradbury

Police cordoned off the area outside EAT, Pret A Manger and Soboro Bakery at the eastern end of Petty Cury, near Christ’s College. Forensic markers were visible in the cordoned-off area. Shortly before 10pm, the cordon was dismantled and police officers left the scene.

A Constabulary spokesperson said that the police were called around 7.40pm “with reports of violence.”

  • Updated 2.47pm, 15th May 2018: This article was updated to include information about the arrested minors. 

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