Police have said they are keeping an open mind over whether two stabbing attacks are related, on New Year’s Day a 15-year-old boy was stabbed several times in Fishponds, Bristol.
The incident happened the day after a 17-year-old was attacked in the city centre.
Avon and Somerset Police say they are stepping up patrols after the attacks.
The New Year’s Day attack occurred around 12:20 GMT when two men approached the boy as he rode a scooter on Downend Road.
According to police the teenager “sustained a number of stab wounds” before the two men fled.
The victim remains in hospital and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Det Insp Mark Newbury said: “Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare, but we’re conscious a similar assault occurred in Bristol city centre in which a 17-year-old sustained a number of stab wounds on New Year’s Eve.
“At this time the two incidents are separate investigations, but we are keeping an open mind as to whether they may be linked.”
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