Stabbed teen flies home

A 17-year-old British holidaymaker who was stabbed 17 times and left for dead in an attack in Turkey has returned home to Middlesbrough. He has thanked "the best surgeon in Turkey" for saving his life.

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Pupils and teachers 'saddened' by tourist stabbing

Pupils and staff at the school of stabbed British tourist Dwayne Ward have said they are deeply saddened by the attack on the 17-year-old.

A school spokesman said: "Staff and students at the Academy were deeply saddened by the news that a former student was left fighting for his life after a knife attack while on a family holiday in Turkey.

"The thoughts and prayers of staff and students go out to Dwayne in the express hope that he can make a complete recovery.

"There is a real sense of communal support for his accompanying family, who are having to come to terms with these traumatic circumstances."

It is believed two men have been arrested in connection with the attack and are being interviewed by police.

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