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Violent assault, Plymouth

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Two injured in attack

Two teenagers have been injured in an attack at a property on Wolseley Road in Plymouth.

Emergency services were called to the property at 10.40pm on Thursday 1 August following initial reports that two teenagers had been assaulted.

Units including armed officers attended the scene where a 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were located, having sustained multiple injuries.

Detective Inspector Lesley Bulley said: “It is believed that a group of five people, with their faces covered, entered the property and attacked the two victims with a hammer and a knife. Both the victim’s injuries are not believed to be serious.

“The 14-year-old boy was assaulted with a hammer and a knife and received superficial wounds to his head and was taken to hospital before being discharged. He is currently being safeguarded.

“The 19-year-old was assaulted with a hammer to his head and a knife to his leg. He was taken to hospital and later discharged. His injuries are also minor. The group quickly fled the scene.

“A car, a black Fiat, thought to be connected to the incident, failed to stop for police a short while after the incident and was located unattended on Crownhill Road.

“A silver Golf, also thought to be connected, was located having been in collision with a building on Crownhill Road. A man was seen fleeing the area prior to police arrival. Both vehicles have been seized by police.  

“We have carried out numerous house-to-house enquiries and are currently following several lines of enquiry.”

Sector Inspector Nick Lindsey said: "I would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident which we have active lines of enquiry.

I would appeal to the public that if they have any information, then they should feel confident in reporting the incident to the police." 

Police enquires remain ongoing at this time and we’re appealing for anyone who was in the area at time and anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact police on 101.

Anyone who witnesses the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/069258/19.

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