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Boy, 17, is stabbed in the chest after a dispute

Boy, 17, is stabbed in the chest after a dispute involving a Traveller family as police descend on bank holiday market

  • The 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the chest
  • A woman said two families had a disagreement near the Bourn Airfield Market 
  • Police said his injuries are non-fatal but are currently being assessed for severity

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed in the chest after a dispute involving a traveller family and a local family, a witness has claimed.

The teenager has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the chest at the Bourn Airfield Market near Cambourne, in Cambridgeshire.

A woman at the scene said: ‘They were exiting the market when it happened.

‘There was a local family and a Traveller family. They had a disagreement yesterday that carried over into today. It’s not very nice.’

The teenager has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the chest at the Bourn Airfield Market near Cambourne (pictured)

A cordon is in place and it is thought the victim has been flown to hospital for treatment after the air ambulance landed

A cordon is in place and it is thought the victim has been flown to hospital for treatment after the air ambulance landed

She added: ‘It’s a combination of boys with lots of testosterone running through their veins and the hot weather. They all feel they’re more important than the other.’

Bourn Market is still open, since the incident happened just outside the market.

There is still a police presence including police dogs in the village, but the police helicopter has left the scene.

A cordon is in place and it is thought the victim has been flown to hospital for treatment after the air ambulance landed.

A cordon is in place and it is thought the victim has been flown to hospital for treatment after the air ambulance landed

A cordon is in place and it is thought the victim has been flown to hospital for treatment after the air ambulance landed

Some stall owners are cutting their losses and heading home because the police tape is cutting across the middle of the market. 

Police have said that his injuries are non-fatal but are currently being assessed for severity.

The busy annual market is attended by around 20,000 people each August.

It is held at a Second World War airfield near the village, 10 miles from the city of Cambridge.

 

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