17-year-old boy stabbed to death in ‘targeted attack’: Police

Representation. The lights of a patrol car. Cambridge police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending suspects in the death of a 17-year-old boy.
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BASIC POINTS

  • Police have launched an investigation into the 17-year-old’s death
  • So far no arrests have been made
  • The police appealed to the citizens who were at the scene to come forward

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a “targeted attack” in Cambridge, England on Saturday.

Police received a call from the ambulance service after the boy, whose identity has not been released, was stabbed at about 2.52pm on Saturday near Logan’s Meadow, a small retreat next to the River Cam, the Guardian reported.

Emergency responders tried to revive the teenager, who has not been named, but the boy was pronounced dead at around 2.56pm, according to Cambridgeshire Police.

Police have launched an investigation into the teenager’s death.

Investigators followed several leads but believed the attack was “targeted”, said Detective Inspector Carl Foster, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

“While we are unable to confirm the cause of death until an autopsy is conducted, we believe the boy was stabbed in a targeted attack,” he said, according to the newspaper. “We are following several leads and conducting inquiries to find those responsible. However, no arrests have been made yet.”

Police urged members of the public who were at the scene and spoke to paramedics to come forward and provide any information about the case to authorities.

“I’m appealing for these people to get in touch with us please,” Foster added. “I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the authorities on 101.

In other news, a 67-year-old man was jailed after he was found to be in possession of a revolver, bullets and a taser at his home in Cambridge.

David Fairbairn was jailed for eight years after appearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday, Cambridgeshire Live reported.

Fairbairn was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after an eight-week trial. He pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition without a certificate, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon under 30cm and possession of a weapon while banned for life.

Police raided Fairbairn’s home on Ermine Way, Arrington, in April 2020. Authorities found a revolver-style handgun along with ammunition.

A taser was also found at the scene. In a barn next to Fairbairn’s home, 1,033 cannabis plants worth £867,000 ($1.03 million) were also discovered, according to

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Representation. Police line. Police are now looking for suspects in the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Cambridge.
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