A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a “targeted attack” in Cambridge.
Officers are searching for the attacker who struck in the mid-afternoon at Logan’s Meadow, a small nature reserve next to the River Cam.
Police were called to the scene by the ambulance service just before 3pm.
Despite the efforts of emergency workers, the teenager was declared dead, Cambridgeshire Constabulary said.
Detective Superintendent Carl Foster, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said police are following several leads but believe the attack was “targeted”.
Appeal to public
He said: “While we are unable to confirm the cause of death until a post-mortem examination has been conducted, we believe the boy was stabbed in a targeted attack.
“We are following several leads and carrying out enquiries to find those responsible, however no arrests have yet been made.”
It is thought various members of the public were at the scene, and spoke with paramedics, but left before officers arrived. Police are appealing for them to get in touch by calling 101.