A FIFTEEN-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two Riverside College pupils.

The 16-year-old victims suffered serious injuries after being attacked on Kingsway, near to the Widnes sixth form, on the afternoon of Monday, February 3.

Police earlier arrested six 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old on suspicion of wounding with intent after a series of dawn raids in Liverpool on Friday, February 7.

Now an eighth arrest has been made over the incident, with a 15-year-old from St Helens being held under suspicion of the same offence.

He has since been released on conditional bail, as the other seven suspects were.

A 16-year-old boy also voluntarily attended a police station and was interviewed under caution over the assault.

The teenagers who were stabbed were rushed to Aintree Hospital, but were discharged in the days afterwards.

Detective inspector Ian Whiley said: “Although we have now made a series of arrests in connection with the stabbings, our investigation continues and we are still appealing for information and footage from members of the public.

“If you were in the Kingsway area around the time of the incident and witnessed it, or anything else that may aid our investigation, please contact the team here at Widnes Police Station.

“We believe that passing motorists may have seen, and even have dashcam of, what happened – if you have any information, or dashcam or mobile phone footage, that may help us to establish exactly what happened and who was responsible please get in touch.”

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