Page last updated at 09:18 GMT, Saturday, 2 August 2008 10:18 UK

Teenager detained after stabbing

Tayside Police headquarters
Police said the incident highlighted the danger of carrying knives

A 17-year-old male has been detained in connection with the stabbing of a teenager in Dundee, police said.

The 18-year-old suffered "significant" blood loss after the incident, on St Nicholas Place at 0200 BST on Saturday.

He was said to be in a stable condition at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital after being stabbed in the leg.

Tayside Police used the incident to highlight the risk posed by the number of people carrying knives, and pledged to tackle the problem.

Police responded to several calls about the incident and, shortly afterwards, the 17-year-old was detained in connection with the crime.

Insp Sandy Brodie said: "This incident highlights the risk posed by those carrying knives.

"We are committed to tackling crime of this nature, with the police response to this particular incident being rapid and significant."

Officers asked with anyone with information about the incident to come forward.


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