Knifeman stabs two 16-year-old boys in the chest as police launch attempted ...

Knifeman stabs two 16-year-old boys in the chest as police launch attempted murder investigation Two 16-year-old boys were stabbed in Tilehurst, Berkshire, on Saturday night Police have launched an attempted murder investigation following the incident Investigators had identified a man running away from the scene with others Teenagers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to the chest

By Kate Dennett For Mailonline

Published: 16:31 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 17:31 BST, 13 September 2020

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Police are searching for a knifeman after two teenagers were stabbed in an attack that is being treated as attempted murder, the force have confirmed.

Two 16-year-olds were stabbed during an incident in Tilehurst, Berkshire, at around 11.30pm on Saturday night.

One teenager was left with a wound to his chest while the other suffered multiple injuries to his chest and shoulder.

Police launched an attempted murder investigation on Sunday after both teenagers were taken to hospital for treatment, where their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

Police are searching for a knifeman after two 16-year-old boys stabbed during an incident in Tilehurst, Berkshire, at around 11.30pm on Saturday night (scene pictured above)

Police are searching for a knifeman after two 16-year-old boys stabbed during an incident in Tilehurst, Berkshire, at around 11.30pm on Saturday night (scene pictured above)

Police confirmed they launched an attempted murder investigation on Sunday, but no arrests have been made and detectives remain on the scene in Lucey Close, Tilehurst (above)

Police confirmed they launched an attempted murder investigation on Sunday, but no arrests have been made and detectives remain on the scene in Lucey Close, Tilehurst (above)

The force confirmed that no arrests have been made and detectives have cordoned off the area where unknown attackers had left the boys for dead.

The suspects fled before emergency services arrived and police officers remain at the scene. 

Investigators had identified a man who was seen running away from the scene with others following the attack, who were all described as wearing dark clothing and face masks.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: 'Officers from Thames Valley Police are currently on the scene of a double stabbing incident in Lucey Close, Tilehurst, Berks, which is currently being treated as an attempted murder.

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