A 12-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault after a stabbing in Moreton this afternoon.

At around 4.10pm, police were called to a park at the junction of Town Meadow Lane and Lingham Lane following reports that a 16-year-old male had received a knife wound to the arm.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injury which is not believed to be life threatening.

A 12-year-old boy from Moreton was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault and has been taken to a police station for questioning.

Officers remain in the area carrying out forensic, house-to-house and witness enquiries.

Appealing for information, Detective Inspector Tara Denn said: "Although we have one male in custody, we're keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at around 4pm and saw, heard or captured anything, be it descriptions of those involved, CCTV, dashcam or other images.

"These details could be vital in bringing those involved to justice. Knife crime causes devastation in our communities and this serious incident could have had tragic consequences.

"We'll be in the area tonight speaking to local residents, so tell us what you know and we will do the rest."

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 697 of 19 February.