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Two teenagers arrested after taxi driver stabbed

The boys remain in police custody folllowing incident last night (Monday)

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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TWO teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a taxi driver in Newbury.

One of the boys, aged 15, from Newbury, was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a controlled drug of class B – cannabis.

The other boy, also 15 and from Newbury, has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent.

It follows an incident in Oaken Grove yesterday, when a taxi driver suffered a stab wound after picking up a fare in Market Place, Newbury.

Both boys remain in police custody.

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  • Tommy

    08/05/2019 - 12:12

    This knife crime needs to be stamped out now, so despite their age they need to get a tough sentence that just might make others think twice !!


  • Lee_70

    08/05/2019 - 10:10

    While I agree GBH seems to light a charge it seems that 'with intent' it carries a sentence of up to life imprisonment. Maybe 'Attempted murder' he would be more likely to be acquitted ? An example does need to be made IMHO. (I'm a taxi driver and know the victim )


  • Druidor

    08/05/2019 - 09:09

    Should be a straight up 'Attempted murder' charge if you stab someone, they intentionally took a weapon and stabbed him.


  • paulGT11

    07/05/2019 - 16:04

    They deserve a minimum 5-10 years in a youth detention centre, transferring to main prison system when of age, but will probably just get a ticking off for being naughty boys as "we wouldn't want to ruin their lives", even though they nearly took someone else's life.


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