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Two schoolgirls stabbed on a playing field in Reading

The girls are said to be in a stable condition in Royal Berkshire Hospital Credit: ITV

Police are urgently appealing for witnesses following an altercation on a playing field in Reading, that resulted in two schoolgirls suffering stab wounds but are said to be in stable condition in hospital.

It's reported that the attack happened during a clash between young pupils on a playing field at Rivermead Leisure Centre beside the River Thames.

Police say one of the girls, aged 13 years, suffered a serious knife wound to her stomach while a 14-year-old girl suffered wounds in the shoulder and thigh.

Adults at the nearby leisure centre dialled 999 and paramedics treated the girls at the scene, before taking them to Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Police say footage recorded of the incident on mobile phones is circulating on social media and have urged people to stop sharing the distressing content online.

A 15-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and was released under investigation.