Police make arrests after 'double stabbing' in Midland city

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Two individuals have been arrested following a double stabbing incident in the city. Emergency services, including police, paramedics and an air ambulance, were called to Bentilee on Saturday afternoon where an 18-year-old man was being treated for stab injuries on Ruthin Road.

The alert for this incident was raised at 1.40pm and later that afternoon, at 4.15pm, police 'were made aware' of a 16-year-old boy at the Royal Stoke University Hospital with stab wounds. Staffordshire Police have confirmed that neither of their injuries are considered life-threatening or life-changing.

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Following these events, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were both taken into custody on suspicion of wounding with intent. A representative for Staffordshire Police stated: "We have arrested two people after a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man suffered stab wounds in Stoke-on-Trent."

"At 1.45pm on Saturday, we were alerted by our colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance Service, who were treating an 18-year-old man with stab injuries on Ruthin Road, Bentilee. Later, at 4.15pm, we were informed of a 16-year-old boy with stab wounds at Royal Stoke Hospital."

"Fortunately, neither of their injuries were believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.", reports Stoke on Trent Live.

The two suspects have since been released on conditional police bail as investigations continue.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to Ruthin Road at 1.40pm, where they treated a patient with 'serious injuries'. An ambulance, paramedic officer, MERIT trauma doctor and Midlands Air Ambulance were all dispatched to the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 351 of May 25.