Police say a boy who was fighting for his life after being stabbed with a friend in Havant is now in a stable condition.
They issued an updated health bulletin this afternoon and amended earlier information about the victims’ ages.
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Following clarification from the families we can confirm that a 13 year-old boy who was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, remains in hospital. His condition is now described as critical, but stable.
‘A 12 year-old boy who was initially taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, at Cosham for treatment has now been moved to Southampton General Hospital. His condition is still described as serious, but stable.’
Police said residents in Havant are being reassured following the attack at the junction of Southleigh Road and Eastleigh Road yesterday afternoon. Extra patrols were in the area today.
The spokesman added: ‘Police are currently speaking to witnesses and would like to talk to anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area shortly before 3pm yesterday. Please call 101 quoting Operation Narrow.
‘You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously. Minicom users should call 01962 875000.’