Detectives arrest three teenage boys on suspicion of murder over fatal skate park stabbing of 15-year-old ‘after altercation with another male’
- 15-year-old was stabbed to death in Salt Hill Park in Slough yesterday at 6.30pm
- Detectives have today arrested two other 15-year-olds on suspicion of murder
- Despite attempts by ambulance crews, boy was pronounced dead at the scene
Detectives have arrested two 15-year-old boys over the murder of another 15-year-old boy in a skate park.
The boy was stabbed to death in Salt Hill Park skate park in Slough, Berkshire, yesterday at around 6.30pm.
It is believed the stabbing happened after the boy got into an altercation with another male.
Detectives have arrested two 15-year-old boys over the murder of another 15-year-old boy in a skate park. A forensic officer is pictured at the scene
The boy was stabbed to death in Salt Hill Park skate park (pictured is the police cordon put in place) in Slough, Berkshire, yesterday at 6.30pm
Paramedics desperately tried to treat the boy as soon as they arrived (pictured) but he was pronounced dead at the scene
Despite the desperate attempts of ambulance crews, the boy was pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation was launched.
A police spokesman said: ‘A second person has been arrested as officers investigate the death of a 15-year-old boy in Slough.
‘Earlier today a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody. This afternoon, a second 15-year-old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and has also been taken into police custody.
‘Formal identification of the victim is yet to take place and a post mortem is scheduled for later today. His family is being supported by specially trained officers.’
A police spokesman said: ‘A second person has been arrested as officers investigate the death of a 15-year-old boy in Slough.’ Pictured is a forensic officer at the scene
Police are now appealing to anyone who may have information on the stabbing. Pictured is the park where the boy was murdered
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit said: ‘This remains a fast paced investigation and a second boy has now been arrested in connection with it.
‘There continues to be an increased police presence in Slough and anyone with any questions or concerns is encouraged to talk to our officers.
‘I would like to reiterate my appeal for anyone with any details about this incident to get in touch. We are continuing to gather information, and you could have evidence vital to our investigation.
‘Anyone with any information should call us on 101.’