A teenager has been charged with GBH following an incident in St Albans which left a 16-year-old boy with an injury to his abdomen.
The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with assault by beating and has been remanded to appear before magistrates’ court on Monday, June 18.
A 16-year-old boy who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail while enquiries continue.
A third boy, also aged 16, has since been arrested and remains in police custody at this time.
Police were called to Verulamium Park shortly before 7pm on Friday, June 15 after a teenager was injured following an altercation. He was taken to hospital where remains in a stable condition.
St Albans Chief Inspector Stuart Cheek said: “My officers have been working hard over the weekend to establish the circumstances around the incident and make arrests. I would like to thank everyone who has assisted with our enquiries so far and would urge anyone else with information about what happened to please contact us.
“I understand that news of this will have caused concern among the local community. We believe this is an isolated incident involving young people who are known to each other and we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.
“If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the St Albans Local Crime Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/8052/18. You can also report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.