Boy, 16, charged with stabbing two men in Blackwood

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with two counts of wounding after two men were stabbed in Blackwood, Caerphilly, Gwent Police say.

One man, aged 29, is in a critical condition at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

A second man, aged 44, also from Blackwood, is in a serious condition at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.

The teenager was held after an incident on Bryn Road and Apollo Way at about 23:15 BST on Friday.

Gwent Police said the youth was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A spokesman said the youth has also been charged with breaching an anti-social behaviour order and assaulting a police officer.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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