Police plea to commuters after boy is stabbed in Redhill

Police investigating the stabbing of a teenager in Redhill are appealing to rail commuters for help.

The 17-year-old was set upon by a group of youths as he walked with two friends in Ladbroke Road, a popular shortcut from the station, on Wednesday evening.

He was taken to hospital with a knife wound to his wrist, but the injury is not thought to be serious.

Surrey Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area at about 19:15 GMT and saw any part of the attack.

Attackers 'used knife'

Det Con Darryl Donaghue said: "Ladbroke Road is a popular cut-through for commuters leaving Redhill Railway Station and is generally a busy area.

"We are still in the early stages of investigating this attack and the motivations surrounding it. Several lines of inquiry are being followed to catch those responsible and bring them to justice."

Police believe up to 10 males aged between 16 and 20 "of various ethnic origins" were involved. Two girls seen close to the scene may also be connected, they said.

Police added they were keeping an open mind about the motive for the stabbing.

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