Teenagers arrested after 10-year-old stabbed '˜with screwdriver' in Stamshaw park

TWO teenagers have been arrested after a 10-year-old was assaulted in a Portsmouth park.

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 12:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 12:35 pm
Landen Holt, 10, was assaulted while playing in Stamshaw Park, in Portsmouth, on Easter Sunday. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Police investigating the incident have arrested a 13 and 14-year-old, both from Portsmouth, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The victim Landen Holt was playing in Stamshaw Park, near his Gruneisen Road home, on Easter Sunday.

He sustained a puncture wound to his thigh which doctors told his family looked to be caused by a screwdriver.

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The injury was around two to three inches deep.

Landen is now recovering at home following the attack at around 7.30pm.

His mum Kerry Holt said: ‘It’s lucky the injury was on his leg and not anywhere where it could have caused real damage. It could have been really dangerous.’

A police spokeswoman said anyone with information should call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44180120592.