Group of boys aged 13-19 arrested
Nine teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Cardiff.
The group of boys, aged 13 to 19, originally left the scene of the incident on City Road in Roath on at 11:45pm on Thursday 7th February.
A police investigation and release of CCTV footage led to their arrests.
The victim has been treated for non-life threatening stab wounds.
A 17-year-old has been charged with GBH, violent disorder and possession of a bladed article.
He appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Monday 11th February where he was remanded in custody until a further hearing on 11th March.
An 18-year-old from Cardiff has been arrested and remain in custody at Cardiff Bay Police Station.
Four others, two aged 16 and two aged 17, all from the West of Cardiff, who were arrested on 11th February 2019 have been arrested and released on conditional bail.
Three others aged 13, 18 and 19 from Caerau, Butetown and Grangetown respectively, have been released on conditional bail.
South Wales Police says the force is committed to tackling knife crime and robustly dealing with those found to be involved.
Detective Sergeant Lauren Wells, from Cardiff CID, said: “We understand there are communities across Cardiff who are concerned about this incident, particularly by the age of some of those who have been arrested.
“We share these concerns and have worked relentlessly since Thursday night to identify suspects and carry out arrest enquiries.
“Knife crime has risen across the UK and unfortunately we are not an exception to that.
“We are grateful for the support of the City Road business community who have given us access to CCTV footage and would appeal for anyone with information to contact us.”
South Wales Police is committed to tackling knife crime by preventing people carrying these weapons and robustly dealing with those we find involved in such criminality.
Witnesses or anyone with further information, is asked please contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. quoting occurrence number *047288.