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Stabbed teen in fight for life after robbery

A teenager was fighting for his life after he was stabbed and robbed in broad daylight.

Detective Inspector Derricka Burns said it was a brazen act of violence which had “resulted in a young man being hospitalised for serious injuries”.

The attack happened about 5.45pm on Friday in a car park opposite the Southampton Rangers Sports Club field on the parish’s South Road.

Ms Burns said police were alerted and officers and paramedics who went to the scene found a 16-year-old boy with stab wounds to his body.

The teenager, who was conscious, was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

His attacker stole a gold coloured chain from the victim before the attack.

He was said to be dark brown complexioned with a short haircut and wore teal-coloured pants and a dark top.

The attacker fled along the Horseshoe Bay Beach walking trails.

Police said they wanted to speak to anyone who was on the beach, trails or in the area of Horseshoe Bay between 4pm and 6pm.

Ms Burns told the public: “We are seeking to bring the offender to justice.

“If anyone knows who is responsible, we urge you to please come forward and tell us what you know.”

Anyone with information should contact the Criminal Investigations Unit on 247-1744 or the main police number on 295-0011.

People can also contact the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800-8477.