BREAKING NEWS: Police called to college after teenager stabbed

PUBLISHED: 15:16 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 17 January 2013


EMERGENCY services are in attendance at Weston College amid rumours a teenager has been stabbed.

Police and medical teams were called to the college’s University Campus in Loxton Road shortly before 2pm this afternoon (Thursday).

Exact details of the incident have yet to be revealed, but a number of college students have taken to social media website Twitter to talk of a stabbing.

One tweeted that ‘apparently someone just got stabbed in my college’ – a view supported by close to 20 other student tweeters in the past few minutes.

They also report seeing police teams on site, as well as an ambulance and helicopter.

Early indications are that the teenager’s injuries were sustained in an incident at a nearby St John’s Football Club in Coleridge Road, before he went to the college to ask for help.

A college spokesman said: “A young male was attacked in the local area and came to the college as a place of safety and to seek help.

“The staff at the college contacted the emergency service and waited with him until they arrived.”

A spokesman for Great Western Ambulance Service confirmed medics had been called to the college at 1.53pm.

The crew treated a male patient in his late teens for what they had described as ‘trauma injuries’ – a term used to describe penetrative injuries such as a stab wound.

They say the patient was ‘fully alert and conscious throughout’ and he has since been taken to Weston General Hospital for treatment.

Police officers are now on site and have cordoned off an area around where the incident is thought to have occurred.

They are currently carrying out a search of the immediate area for a second person, thought to be responsible for inflicting the injuries.

A police spokesman said, via Twitter: “We are attending an assault in Loxton Road area, WSM. Injuries not believed to be serious but we are in the area dealing with the incident.”

* Further updates will follow as more details are released.

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