TWO more people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a teenage boy in Canton, Cardiff, on Wednesday morning.
A 16-year-old boy from Canton was arrested last night on suspicion of assault and a 43-year-old man from Penarth was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Detectives continue to believe this and Saturday’s violent disorder in the city centre are not random attacks and that they involve groups of local teenage boys targeting each other.
A 17 year-old boy from Grangetown arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and assault remains in custody.
A 15 year-old boy from Riverside arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon has been released on police bail.
Enquiries and searches are continuing and a number of items have been located for forensic examination
Detective Superintendent Esyr Jones said: “There will be a very visible police presence across the city this weekend and screening devices will be present outside some city centre premises to help maintain a safe environment, reassure the public and deter anyone thinking of carrying a weapon.
“I want to re-emphasise that Wednesday’s stabbing and Saturday’s violent disorder in the city centre are not random attacks, they involve groups of local teenage boys targeting each other and we appeal to the community for i