A TRAIL of blood is visible on the pavement around an Old Town car park following the stabbing of a teenager.

Police spent most of Saturday morning examining a crime scene at the entrance to the Britannia Place car park off Hoopers Place.

Officers investigating the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy near the Tree nightclub removed the police tape and forensic examination tent by lunchtime. 

Red specks of blood could be seen where the tent had once been placed, on a ramp near the Siam Thai restaurant, and more bloodstains were visible near the Subway entrance and on the pavement near the top corner of the Co-op car park.

Some shoppers walked over the marks, oblivious, while others stopped and did double-takes when they noticed them.

A slight breeze blew small pieces of police tape around the entrance to Tree.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in which the teenage victim received potentially life-threatening injuries at around 4.45am on Saturday.

After hospital treatment, he is now in a stable condition, and an 18-year-old who suffered a non-serious injury during the same incident is also being treated in hospital.

Four people are in custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH.

Anyone with information which could help police in their investigation should call them on 101 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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