Pensioner arrested after teen 'stabbed' in Richmond

Police cordoned off the property on Fontenay Road after a teenager received a "puncture wound" to his stomach
Police cordoned off the property on Fontenay Road after a teenager received a "puncture wound" to his stomach

A pensioner has been arrested after a teenager was allegedly stabbed during a violent incident in Richmond.

The 72-year-old man was arrested after police were called to a property on Fontenay Road at around 3am today (Saturday August 20).

Police are appealing for information about the suspected stabbing

Police are appealing for information about the suspected stabbing

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "A 19-year-old man suffered a puncture wound to his stomach.

"He is receiving treatment at Darlington Memorial Hospital and is in a stable condition.

"Officers arrested him on suspicion of criminal damage."

Police also arrested a 49-year-old woman at the address in connection with the incident.

One Fontenay Road resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said a policeman had told them that a man had been stabbed.

The resident added: "A policeman from York knocked on our door and asked us whether we had heard or seen anything last night.

"He said a man was seriously injured.

"When he was leaving, he said that police wanted to find out more about this guy - where he's been, what he's been doing."

The incident has sparked a police appeal for information.

The force spokesperson added: "It is being treated as an isolated incident and there are no safety concerns for local residents.

"Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room."

"Please quote reference NYP-20082016-0057."

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.