Boys, aged 14, among three arrested after 17-year-old stabbed near Cambridge nature reserve

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Three teenagers, including two 14-year-old boys, have been arrested after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a “targeted attack” near a city center nature reserve.

Police were called to the scene by the ambulance service after the boy was stabbed at around 2.52pm on Saturday afternoon near Logan’s Meadow in Cambridge.

The teenager was pronounced dead four minutes later.

Logan’s Meadow is a small nature reserve next to the River Cam.

The police subsequently launched a murder investigation and made three arrests late on Saturday night.

The police cordon is in place all the way up to Ramsome Close. Credit: ITV News England

They included a 14-year-old boy who was arrested at his home in Cambridge at about 11.30pm, while another 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were both arrested at their homes in South Cambridgeshire around midnight.

All three were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

“We believe there were members of the public at the scene who spoke with paramedics but left before our officers arrived. I am directly appealing for these people to make contact with us please,” Detective Superintendent Carl Foster, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said.“I would appeal to anyone with information to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”

Equiano Bridge in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News England

There’s a lot of police tape in the area, and Equiano Bridge is completely shut.

I can see that there are two tents up and several forensic officers in their white suits, looking for evidence.

The Logan’s Meadow nature reserve is completely cordoned off as well, so it’s a huge area that’s being affected.

It’s a nice sunny Sunday in Cambridge, there’s lots of runners, lots of people on the river rowing down the River Cam, and loads of cyclists too, so it’s a really busy area.

It’s obviously drawing quite a lot of attention, a lot of people are coming to have a look because the tents are quite visible from the river.

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