Runshaw College students return to class after knife-wielding gang attack teenager in Leyland

Students return to Runshaw College after a balaclava-clad gang attacked a 17-year-old boy near the Leyland campus.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 3:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 1:43 pm
Mounted police are part of a high-visibility patrol around Runshaw College after a 17-year-old pupil was stabbed outside the campus yesterday (March 4).

Police continue to question six people who have been arrested over the knife assault at the college on Monday.

Three men and three boys, from Preston and Kirkham, were arrested after gang warfare broke out near the college.

Two men aged 18, both from Preston, an 18-year-old man from Kirkham and three 17-year-old boys from Preston were arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

Mounted police are part of a high-visibility patrol around Runshaw College after a 17-year-old pupil was stabbed outside the campus yesterday (March 4).

A 17-year-old boy, believed to be a pupil at Runshaw College, was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the arm.

Yesterday students returned to class as the college declared 'business as usual'.

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Police were given powers to stop and search people outside Runshaw College and at Leyland Railway Station after a 17-year-old pupil was stabbed outside the campus yesterday (March 4). Due to information received a Section 60 stop & search authority was put in place at 1522 hours for the area of #Leyland Railway Station, until 2200 hours this evening. Officers may stop and search anyone without any grounds for suspicion, for weapons, in order to keep the peace