Arrests made after teenager stabbed and robbed in Little Stoke Park

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Little Stoke Park, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke.

Three arrests have been made after a teenager was reportedly stabbed and robbed in Little Stoke Park last night (Wednesday 7th February 2024).

Police say they were called shortly before 7.10pm to a report of a “stabbing” in the park.

Officers attended alongside paramedics after witnesses reported a teenage boy had been attacked by a group of three people, one of whom had a knife, and had his bike and mobile phone stolen.

The victim was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

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Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the incident. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of robbery. All three remain in police custody.

A resident living near the park said a total of around 15 emergency vehicles attended the incident, including a number of unmarked police cars. The police helicopter was also seen circling the immediate area.

If you witnessed the incident and have yet to speak to police or you have any information which could help the investigation, please call the police on 101 and quote reference 5224033682.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 percent anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or online at

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Little Stoke Park, pictured following heavy rain on the morning of 8th February 2024.

Neighbourhood police officers have been making extra ‘community reassurance’ patrols in the area today (Thursday).

Little Stoke Baptist Church, located in nearby Kingsway, has offered support to anyone affected by the incident. A post on the church’s Facebook page states:

“We are open as usual today for coffee and lunch if you want some company. We will also have a quieter space available for anyone who wants to chat, reflect, pray especially in light of last night’s events.”


Cllr Dave Addison. chair of Stoke Gifford Parish Council which has its office at the community hall within the park, said:

“Councillors and staff were horrified when news of the stabbing at Little Stoke Park appeared on social media last night.”

“Our thoughts immediately went to the victim and his family, and we were relieved that this attack did not have more serious consequences.”

“We would like to thank the police for their fast and effective response and the resulting arrests.”

“As the attack took place in a well-lit area monitored by CCTV, we will be supporting the police investigation by supplying the footage we have of the incident.”

“We would also like to thank Little Stoke Baptist Church which has opened its doors today for anyone affected.”

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Patchway councillor Angela Morey posted on X/Twitter:

“My thoughts with all the families involved and with the emergency services.”

“Little Stoke park has had a run of antisocial behaviour incidents in the recent years, it’s horrendous to think it has now escalated to this.”

“Our young people need to feel safe and supported.”

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