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Teenager stabbed in football club car park at Weston-super-Mare

By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: January 21, 2013

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A teenager was stabbed in the car park of a Weston-super-Mare football club.

The victim, an apprentice for a Bristol-based company, sought help at Weston College, which he attends, after being attacked in the car park at nearby St John’s Football Club.

An air ambulance was initially called, but the injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and the victim was taken to Weston General Hospital by road.

Police attended the incident at 2pm on Thursday and said they were working to identify and apprehend a suspect.

A Weston College spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the young person attacked near to Weston College’s University Campus was a Weston College student, though based off-site as an apprentice linked to Bristol-based company.

"He had the presence of mind to come into the nearby university campus to seek help, and staff acted promptly and efficiently in dealing with him while contacting the emergency services. We believe his injuries are not life-threatening and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“Incidents like this are always shocking and we would advise anyone who saw the young man being attacked to contact the police immediately.”

Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman John Oliver said emergency calls were made at 1.53pm.

He said: “A paramedic and rapid response unit arrived on the scene at 2pm. They attended a man thought to be in his late teens with a penetrating trauma. He was fully conscious and breathing normally.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call 101.

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