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Inquiry after teenager stabbed in Preston

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A teenager has been seriously injured in a knife attack in Lancashire.

Police say the 14 year old boy went to hospital with wounds to his arm, hand, leg and ankle. His injuries are serious but not life threatening

Officers believe he had been attacked by a group of men on or close to Samuel Street in Preston at around 11.10pm on Sunday

“I would like to reassure people that we believe this was a targeted attack but I appreciate this will have caused concern for the public in this area and people will see extra police officers out an about on the streets.

"People should feel free to approach an officer if they have any concerns or information they feel could help.

“We need the community to work with us and report any information to the police. "If you know anything in relation to this incident or indeed any potential on-going criminal activity in the area, please contact us as soon as possible.”

– Chief Inspector Steve Sansbury

Three people have been arrested and enquiries are on-going.

The incident in Preston comes as Police across the north west support a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.