Teenager dead after Milton Keynes stabbing
Police have launched a murder investigation after a teen was stabbed to death in Milton Keynes in the early hours of the morning.
Officers were notified at 2.54am to the stabbing of an 18-year-old boy following an altercation that broke out at an address in Walshs Manor, Milton Keynes.
The teen was later confirmed dead at Milton Keynes University hospital, as a result of the injuries that he had sustained.
A 49-year-old man also sustained serious injuries in the attack, but is in stable condition at the hospital.
The 18-year-old victim has not been formally identified, however his family have been informed of the tragic death and are being offered support by specially trained officers.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains in police custody for the time being.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family of the man who has sadly died following this incident.
“Our officers were called to reports of an altercation at a property in Walshs Manor just before 3am, and upon arrival, found that an 18-year-old man had suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident.
“Tragically, he has passed away, despite the best efforts of medical professionals at the scene and at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
“We have made an arrest, and I would like to re-assure the local community that although this will understandably cause significant concern, that this is not believed at this early stage of our investigation to be a random attack and that the victim and offender were known to one another.
“We have a scene-watch in place in Walshs Manor which is well-contained, and you will see an increased police presence in the area while our officers continue this investigation.
“This incident occurred inside a property, but I would appeal to anybody who was in the local area and believe that they saw or heard anything that could assist this investigation to please get in touch with police.
“You can do so by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210000167 or by making a report online.
“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or if you see any of our officers in the vicinity, please don’t hesitate to speak with them.
“I would at this stage like to assure the public that we are conducting a thorough investigation, and have a suspect in custody, and we do not believe there to be any wider threat to the local community.”