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Parents release heartbreaking pictures of boy who was stabbed

The teenager was stabbed in Redhill on Friday. Credit: BPM

The parents of a teenage boy fighting for his life after being stabbed in Redhill, Nottinghamshire have released a heartbreaking picture of their son on a hospital bed.

17-year-old Ross Hedley had been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed on Mansfield Road during the early hours of Friday morning.

His dad Colin has warned teenagers against carrying a knife, telling them to 'wake up':

I sat in a waiting room for the longest four hours of my life yesterday with his mum. I’ve never been as scared of anything in my life. No parent should ever have to see their teenager like this, no parent should have to worry every time their kid goes out the door. So to all you teenagers that think it’s tough to carry knives thinking you're gangsters, do you really want to attend your mate's funeral? This is not a game.

– Colin Hedley, Ross Hedley's dad

Nottinghamshire Police has said that Ross had serious injuries but was in stable condition.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent and a possession of a bladed weapon following the stabbing. He is due to appear at Crown Court in June.