Three boys arrested in Cambridge on suspicion of murdering a teenager

Three boys arrested in Cambridge on suspicion of murdering a teenager

A 14-year-old boy was arrested at his home in Cambridge around 11.30pm while another 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were arrested at their home in south Cambridgeshire around midnight, Cambridgeshire Constabulary said .

All were arrested on suspicion of murder and are still being held in Peterborough.

Local businesses told the Telegraph that officers had asked to check their CCTV as part of the murder investigation.

Staff at nearby Haymakers pub said: ‘It’s a really nice area. Not the kind of place you expect. When it happened, it was a shock.

Nearby, a worker from the Chesterton Working Men’s Club added: ‘It’s a small nature reserve and they have fitness equipment in there. It’s an outdoor gym and it’s a nature reserve.

When asked if there had been any violence in the park before, he replied: ‘Never, it’s a safe enough place, Cambridge. It’s a shock, of course.

A spokesperson for Friends of Logan’s Meadow said: ‘We are devastated to learn that a fatal stabbing has taken place at Logan’s Meadow.

“Our condolences and thoughts go out to the young man’s family and friends.”

“It is in no way a black point of the crime”

Naomi Bennett, a local councilor, told the Telegraph: “Logan’s Meadow is a beautiful location just north of the River Cam in the quiet suburb of Chesterton. There are picnic benches there and people sit there on summer evenings.

“In November, it’s pretty quiet. Sometimes outdoor picnics may go on a bit late and there may be noise. But this is by no means a dark spot in the crime.

She added: ‘Residents are devastated that a 17-year-old lost his life and our thoughts are with the family. When we were in the Riverside area, it was the week before the incident and most residents just wanted to tell us about the problems with the buses.

Detective Superintendent Carl Foster, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crimes Unit, said: ‘We believe there were members of the public at the scene who spoke with paramedics but left before the arrival of our agents. I ask these people directly to contact us, please.

“I would ask anyone with information to contact us urgently.”

He said earlier that police believe the attack was targeted.

A police spokesperson told The Telegraph that two of the suspects lived in villages in the Southern District of Cambridgeshire, adding: ‘Although we are keeping an open mind, we believe the victim and those arrested knew each other.’

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