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Teenagers arrested in connection with Salt Hill Park stabbing

George Roberts

Teenage boy arrested in connection with Salt Hill Park stabbing

A police scene watch remains in place today

UPDATE: 7.50pm

A third teenager has been arrested in relation to the Salt Hill Park stabbing.

A 17-year-old boy is the third to be arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old boy died from stab wounds sustained at the skate park yesterday evening.

Two 15-year-old boys were also arrested today. All three are in custody.

This afternoon, a post mortem confirmed that a stab wound to the chest was the cause of death. The victim has yet to be formally identified.

A scene watch remains in place at the park but officers hope that it will reopen to the public 'as soon as possible'. 

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit said: “We have now made three arrests as our murder investigation progresses.

“A scene watch which has been in place at Salt Hill Park will soon be lifted and the park will be re-opened to the public as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone for their patience throughout this."


UPDATE: 3.56pm

A second teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder as officers continue to investigate the death of a 15-year-old boy in Salt Hill Park.

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested today after the victim died from a fatal stab wound yesterday evening.

Both boys are in police custody.


A teenage boy has been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Slough.

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy after another 15-year old boy died from a stab wound at the skate park in Salt Hill Park yesterday evening.

The incident took place after an altercation involving a group of males at about 6.30pm. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but his family are receiving support from specially trained officers. A post mortem is scheduled to take place later today.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and we have made an early arrest as we continue to carry out our enquiries.

“The arrested person is a 15 year-old boy and he is currently in police custody.

“Our investigation is continuing and our officers are working to ensure we identify all of those responsible for this offence.

“Members of the public will see an increased police presence in the area today as we continue to carry out enquiries.

“I would like to further reassure people that we believe that all of those involved in this incident were known or associated with each other, and that this was not a random attack.

“I would also like to continue to appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident to come forward and speak to police. Your information could be vital to our investigation and in bringing those responsible to justice.

“Anyone with any details which could be relevant to us should call 101, quoting reference number 1240 21/9.”

Alternatively, people can make a report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or on the Thames Valley Police website.

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