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Investigation launched after teenager stabbed at farm

Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was stabbed at a farm in the UK.

Dorset Police received a report at approximately 4pm on Saturday, August 21st, 2021, that a teenage boy had been stabbed during an altercation in Slades Farm.

Teenager stabbed at farm

Officers attended with the ambulance service and located the 16-year-old boy on Wallisdown Road near the University Roundabout.

According to police, the teenager sustained non-life-threatening, facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Assault investigation: Appeal for information

Detective Constable Michael White, of Bournemouth CID, said:

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Slades Farm and witnessed what happened to please contact Dorset Police.”

“Finally, I would urge anyone with information about who was responsible to please come forward.”

“A full investigation is underway into this incident,” he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210135214.

Alternatively, to stay 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

Farmer fined for transporting cow

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, a judge has handed a fine to the tune of £1,500 to a farmer for an animal welfare-related offence.

Mr Bertie Herbison (73), Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, was convicted at Omagh Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

He was fined for transporting an animal that was “not fit for the journey”.

The case arose when he transported a cow to an abattoir in Northern Ireland.

The Official Veterinarian (OV), on duty at the abattoir, stated that the animal was not fit for transport in their professional opinion.

The matter was referred to DAERA’s Welfare and enforcement branch. It investigated, and a file was submitted to the Public Prosecution Service.

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