A 16-year-boy has been jailed after stabbing another youth in a Staffordshire town.
Police were called to Remington Drive, Cannock, to reports of a fight – and found the victim being treated by paramedics after running into a chip shop on nearby Rumer Hill to seek help.
The victim – who had a deep wound on his left thigh after being stabbed in the leg – told police he had met a girl at the railway station and a teenager who was with her had stabbed him.
The attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was detained by members of the public following the incident at around midday on June 1.
Yesterday – Tuesday August 11 – the 16-year-old was sentenced to 32 months at Stafford Crown Court after pleading guilty to wounding with intent, assault, criminal damage and possession of a weapon.
Staffordshire Police said the victim had made a full recovery from his injuries.
Detective Inspector Bev Matthews, of Staffordshire Police, said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank those members of the public who gave chase and detained the offender.
“This was an unprovoked and violent assault. It is fortunate that the victim was able to get away and not suffer further injury. We are glad this young offender has been sentenced.”