Arrest after boy is stabbed in masked attack in Truro

Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Local police units, firearms officers and a dog unit were called to the scene.

A 14-year-old boy is in hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed by a masked attacker.

The boy was talking with a friend outside Trelander and St Clement Community Hall when he was attacked about 19:40 BST on Wednesday.

He was treated at the scene for a puncture wound to his back before taken to hospital.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

They say the attack was unprovoked.

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The suspect, from Truro, remains in custody in Camborne.

The victim's injury is described as serious but not life-threatening and he is in a stable condition in Royal Cornwall Hospital.

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