College urges stabbing witnesses to come forward

PUBLISHED: 09:56 18 January 2013

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WESTON College leaders have urged witnesses to a stabbing near its Loxton Road campus yesterday afternoon to come forward.

The Mercury reported yesterday (Thursday) how a teenager had been hurt in a suspected stabbing near to the University Campus.

It is thought the incident occurred in the car park of the nearby St John’s Football Club, although the club itself was closed at the time.

Police have since carried out a thorough investigation of the area as they look to catch the person responsible – and college bosses are urging people with information to help.

A college spokesman said: “We can confirm that the young person attacked near to Weston College’s University Campus was a Weston College student, though based off-site as an apprentice linked to Bristol-based company.

“He had the presence of mind to come into the nearby University Campus to seek help, and staff acted promptly and efficiently in dealing with him while contacting the emergency services.

“We believe his injuries are not life-threatening and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“Incidents like this are always shocking and we would advise anyone who saw the young man being attacked to contact the police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Weston police on 101.


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