Milton Keynes stabbing: Boy, 16, staggered towards college before collapsing and dying


Healthcare students and a member of staff from Milton Keynes College provided emergency first aid to the 16-year-old boy, who later died in hospital after being stabbed

The teen staggered towards the Milton Keynes College campus after being stabbed
The teen staggered towards the Milton Keynes College campus after being stabbed

A 16-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed near a college collapsed outside the campus building.

Police today released further details about the shocking attack and revealed that healthcare students and a member of staff at Milton Keynes College provided emergency first aid to the victim.

The heroes were forced to witness the horrific incident and Thames Valley Police praised students’ ‘courage and selflessness’ while confirming officers had arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The victim was stabbed at around 1.30pm on Friday and collapsed on the ‘redway’ – a shared route for pedestrians and cyclists – outside the college.

Although he has yet to be formally identified, the boy’s next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers are supporting them.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene following the stabbing and took over from the students and staff who were providing first aid.

Despite the best efforts of doctors, the boy died in hospital.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder
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In an update today, a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “The victim was stabbed near the junction of Palace Square and Rainbow Drive in Leadenhall.

“After being stabbed, he then moved towards the Chaffron Way campus of Milton Keynes College and collapsed on the redway outside.

“Healthcare students and a member of staff from the college who were in a class overlooking the redway made their way outside and provided immediate first aid, until emergency services arrived.

“These students are now receiving specialist support from the college and we would like to publicly commend the courage and selflessness that they have demonstrated in these tragic circumstances.”

A blue tent was set up close to the college grounds as police scoured the area
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Parents said that their children were escorted home from the college following the incident.

In new pictures from the scene today, police officers are seen scouting the area close to where he was attacked, while a blue tent is seen erected close to the college grounds.

In a statement, Milton Keynes College said the incident was contained and they were not advised to close the campus.

They said: “We know at this stage that colleagues and students both witnessed the incident and helped to provide emergency first aid, they are being supported by our counseling teams.

“While this incident did not happen on our campus, we do know that the fact it was witnessed by College students will heighten anxiety and feelings of being unsafe.

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“We will therefore be increasing leadership presence and security at our Chaffron Way campus next week to help to provide reassurance.”

People who have footage are being urged to send it to the police and not share it online.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation following this incident at Milton Keynes College.

“My thoughts remain with the family of the victim at this difficult time. They continue to be supported by our officers.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation; however, we are following several significant lines of inquiry.

“A large scene watch remains at the scene of the incident and is likely to remain in place for some time.

“We fully understand that this incident may concern members of the public, and as such, they are likely to see an increased police presence while the investigation continues.”

I have added that those with any concerns should speak to officers.

“A number of people have already come forward to provide information and I am very grateful to them,” DCI Shearwood added.

“If anyone else has any information, who hasn’t yet come forward, please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or through our online reporting quoting reference 43220064415.

“Or if you do not wish to speak to police you can report 100% anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”




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