POLICE have cordoned off a footpath between Morrisons and Haydonleigh Primary School after a teenager was stabbed.

Detectives were called to the scene, which was guarded by PCSOs. A forensics officer could be seen taking pictures of the path outside a back gate to the school. 

Swindon Advertiser:

Cordon lifted - 6.30pm

The cordon was lifted shortly after 6.30pm. 

Police statement in full - 7.45pm

"We're appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted in Swindon. 

"The incident happened on the alleyway leading from Morrison’s in Haydon Wick shortly after 4.30pm.

"A 14-year-old boy has suffered a stab wound to his hand and has been taken to hospital. 

"Our enquiries are continuing and the public are likely to see an increased police presence in the area. 

"Anyone with info please call 101 and crime reference number *17739 of today."