Shrewsbury stabbing: Teenager critical after Meole Brace attack

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Media captionPolice were called to the Meole Brace area of Shrewsbury on Monday night

A teenager is in a critical condition after being stabbed in a Shrewsbury street in a "targeted attack".

An attempted murder investigation has been launched after the 16-year-old was found in Wayford Close in Meole Brace.

Police want to trace a group of up to four men, including one in a green t-shirt, who were seen running away from the area at 21:45 BST on Monday.

The teenager is being treated in hospital while Wayford Close and Stapleton Road remain cordoned off.

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DCI Paul Moxley said: "This is thought to be a targeted attack and we have no reason to believe there is any wider threat to the community."

Image caption Wayford Close and Stapleton Road have been cordoned off as police investigate the stabbing

"A concerned member of the public found the boy on the floor, they called the ambulance service who called us," he said.

"The individual's family are at the hospital - they're a large family," he added.

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