ONE of the boys stabbed in Widnes yesterday afternoon has been released from hospital, with the other in a stable condition.

Cheshire Police have given an update on the condition of the two 16-year-old victims injured during the incident near to Riverside College on Monday, February 3.

The teens were rushed to Aintree Hospital after suffering serious injuries during an altercation involving a group of males on Kingsway shortly before 3pm.

One of the pair, who are both from Merseyside, has since been discharged after receiving treatment.

While the other teenager remains in hospital, his condition is described as stable.

No arrests have yet been made over the incident, and officers are appealing for members of the public with information to come forward.

Detective inspector Ian Whiley said: “We are determined to establish exactly what has happened and who was responsible.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation into the incident, and enquiries are ongoing.

“As part of our enquiries, we want to speak to anyone who was in the Kingsway area around the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed something that may be relevant to our investigation.

“Perhaps you saw what happened or the people involved.

“We believe that passing motorists may have witnessed the incident.

“If you were driving along Kingsway and saw, or have dashcam footage of, anything that may help our investigation please contact the team here at Widnes Police Station.

“The same goes for anyone who believes they may know the identities of people involved in the altercation.”

The two teenagers were students at Riverside College, but their attackers are not believed to be pupils at the sixth form.

Road closures were put into place on Kingsway yesterday afternoon while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Inspector Catherine Pritchard added: “I would like to reassure residents, who will understandably be concerned about what has happened, that this appears to be an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any risk to the wider community.

“Additional patrols remain in the area to provide reassurance and anyone with any concerns is asked to speak to an officer.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML627919, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.