Police officers will be conducting extra patrols in Rushden and Higham Ferrers this weekend after a teenager was stabbed last Sunday evening.
The boy was walking in the Chester Road and Spinney Road area with a friend at about 7.15pm when they were approached by a group of about three boys.
The 15-year-old was stabbed in the back twice by members of the group. His friend was also punched in the face.
The boy who was stabbed was taken to University Hospital Coventry with a collapsed lung. His condition is described as stable.
Sergeant Richie Gipson, from the local Safer Community Team, said: “We know this incident has caused a lot of concern for people in Rushden and Higham Ferrers, particularly younger people, so we will be out and about over the weekend to help reassure them.
“We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously and I would appeal for anyone who may have any information about what happened on Sunday night to contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Officers and PCSOs will be taking part in regular patrols throughout the weekend and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to them.
Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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