Swindon stabbing: Boy, 15, charged with attempted murder

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A teenager remains in a serious but stable condition Credit: ITV News

A 15-year old boy has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Swindon.

The victim, who is 17, remains in hospital in a "serious but stable condition" following the incident at around 8pm on Thursday 8 June in Meadowcroft Fields, Upper Stratton.

The 15-year-old has been remanded by the court to the care of the local authority because of his age.

A court order which gives police the power to stop and search anyone without reason was put in place in parts of Swindon and Highworth on Thursday 8 June.

It has now been extended until 10:55pm on Saturday 10 June.

Known as a Section 60, it allows police to stop and search anyone in a specific area without the need to justify "reasonable grounds" to do so.

Wiltshire Police is continuing its appeal for witnesses and information relating to the incident.

The force said: "Please contact us on 101, quoting log number 344 of 8 June."