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Boy, 17, dies after being knifed in chest – teen arrested on suspicion of murder

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old was fatally stabbed in the chest.

The victim was found wounded in Springfield, Milton Keynes, around 6.40pm last night, November 7.

He was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead – while his next of kin have been informed of the tragic news.

A boy, aged 16 from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Meanwhile, a heave police presence is in place around the scene of the crime while the investigation continues – with officers carrying out house to house enquiries.

Deputy Local Area Commander for Milton Keynes, Chief Inspector Kelly Gardner, said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who has lost his life.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area while enquiries are carried out as part of a thorough investigation.

"This will include our neighbourhood police officers, who will be in the area all week.

“If you have any concerns feel free to approach and talk to these officers.”

Police are appealing to the public for help with the investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We are currently working to establish the circumstances of this incident in which a boy has tragically died.

“I would encourage anyone who has information about what may have happened to please come forward as well as those who may have been in this area between 6.25pm and 6.50pm.

“I would appeal for drivers to check dash-cam footage in case it may have captured something that could assist with our investigation.

“Also if you have CCTV in the local area, I would asked you to please check this and if there is anything which could relate to this case to get in touch and share this with us.

“You can contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 or make a report online quoting the reference number 43200364814.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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