Two teens arrested after suspected stabbing in Torquay

Carlton Road is closed in both directions while police enquiries are ongoing. (Pictured: library image) Credit: Google Maps

A teenage boy is in hospital following a suspected stabbing in Torquay.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Carlton Road shortly after 6pm on October 6.

A 15-year-old boy was found at the scene with a suspected stab wound and had to be taken to Torbay District Hospital, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Two teenage boys - a 16-year-old boy from Torquay and a 14-year-old - have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The incident happened in Carlton Road in Torquay. Credit: Google Maps

The 16-year-old, who is believed to have known the victim, is in custody while the 14-year-old is hospital in a stable condition.

'Footage circulating on social media'

Detective Inspector Prav Naidoo, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation in establishing the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"Our officers remain in the area to carry out enquiries and conduct searches to assist in the investigation.

“We have scene guards currently in place on Carlton Road and at the McDonald’s restaurant on Hele Road and road closures in place on Belmont Road and Carlton Road.

“We are aware that there may be footage circulating on social media which we would like to remind people not to share on social media but instead send to police.

“We are also appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage between the areas of Carlton Road, Belmont Road and Hele Road."

Anyone with information which may assist police on this case is asked to contact 101 or via our website quoting log 836 061022.