Police visit Peterborough primary school to reassure pupils after stabbing outside front gates

Police are visiting a Peterborough primary school to reassure children after a stabbing outside the front gates.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 11:11 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 12:40 pm

The stabbing happened on Dogsthorpe Road outside All Saints Primary School at about 2.10pm yesterday (Thursday).

A man in a white Vauxhall Astra suffered ‘multiple stab wounds’ following the attack, with police launching a man hunt for four men.

Police have not provided an update on the condition of the victim, or any more details on if arrests have been made - or descriptions of the men - other than saying the escaped in a grey vehicle.

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The road was closed for several hours as police investigated the attack.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital by land ambulance, after medics from the East of England Ambulance Service and the MAGPAS Air Ambulance attended.

Today Rachael Hutchinson, head teacher at All Saints Primary School, said police were visiting classes today to speak to pupils.

She said: “The school was saddened by yesterday’s events outside the school gates and the injured man is in our thoughts and prayers. We have reassured the children that this is a rare event and it has never happened before on Dogsthorpe Road.

Stabbing outside Primary School. Car windows smashed and occupant stabbed multiple times. Dogsthorpe, Peterborough Thursday 06 February 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. THA

“Yesterday we informed all parents via text messages to collect the children using a different entrance and all children left the school in a calm and orderly manner with key staff on the gates providing reassurance to the community.

“Today local police are in school to talk informally to children and allay any worries and fears. Next week our school chaplain and school leaders will continue to support the children and families with any ongoing concerns.”

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Cambridgeshire police on 101.

Stabbing outside Primary School. Car windows smashed and occupant stabbed multiple times. Dogsthorpe, Peterborough Thursday 06 February 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Stabbing outside Primary School. Car windows smashed and occupant stabbed multiple times. Dogsthorpe, Peterborough Thursday 06 February 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. THA