A second teenage boy has been arrested following a stabbing in Cardiff on Wednesday, November 25. A 17-year-old boy from Grangetown has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and assault following the incident that happened in the Canton/Leckwith area of Cardiff at 10am.
South Wales Police have already arrested a 15-year-old boy from Riverside on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.
The two boys remain in custody.
A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital following the incident and his injuries were said to be non life-threatening.
The incident came after a violent outburst of disorder in Cardiff City Centre on Saturday night involving two groups of teenage boys.
The police believe the two incidents are “not random attacks and that they involve groups of local teenage boys targeting each other.”
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A spokesperson for the force said enquiries and searches were continuing in the Canton, Riverside and Grangetown areas of the city and a number of items had been located for forensic examination.
Police are also appealing to anyone who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage recorded between 9.15am and 10.15am on Wednesday, November 25, in the area of Sudcroft Street, Sloper Road, Virgil Street, Broad Street and Sanatorium Road to make contact.
A Section 60 Notice giving officers the power to stop and search anyone in the Canton, Grangetown and Leckwith areas is in place from 4pm on Thursday, November 26, to 9pm.
Detective Superintendent Esyr Jones said: “I want to emphasise that Wednesday’s stabbing and Saturday’s violent disorder in the city centre are not random attacks, they involve groups of local teenage boys targeting each other and we appeal to the community for information.
“While the Section 60 order covers a wide area its use will be targeted and intelligence led.
“Again, we ask families and community elders to speak to their children about the dangers of knife crime and to contact us if they suspect their child was involved in this, or any other knife crime, incident.
“Taking these steps could save a life.”
As part of a wider invesitagion into the recent events, police will be visiting families and offering them support to help divert young people away from serious violence and knife crime and meetings are also being held with community leaders.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting reference 2000429023, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, you can direct message SWP through its social media channels.