Boy stabbed in jumping castle at sister’s birthday party

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·2-min read

A 12-year-old boy has been stabbed in a jumping castle while celebrating at his younger sister's birthday party. 

Police were called to a home on April 7 about 2.25pm (local time) after reports a 12-year-old boy had been assaulted in Bootle, England.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson told reporters the boy had been taken to hospital with a stab wound to his leg. 

According to the Liverpool Echo, the alleged attack occurred in front of a group of children after two men stormed into the backyard and gatecrashed the eighth birthday party. 

Witnesses said the boy was chased into the jumping castle and he was allegedly repeatedly stabbed in the leg as he laid on the floor. 

A jumping castle in a backyard.
The boy was stabbed in a jumping castle at his sister's birthday party. Source: Getty/file

The boy's family told the Liverpool Echo the 12-year-old had gone to a nearby corner store with a friend before they got into an argument with a man as they were returning to the party. 

"It was terrible," the grandmother said.

"They came straight in the back garden and went for him, punching and kicking him and then stabbed him three times.

"There was a lot of blood so we just tried to keep pressure on the wound until the ambulance came.

"There was around 14 children in the garden and we got them inside as quick as we could." 

Police on the hunt for attackers

The boy's condition is not believed to be life-threatening and police are continuing to hunt for the attackers. 

"It is believed the offender made off from the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate him," Merseyside Police said.

"A scene is in place and officers remain in the area to speak to witnesses and carry out forensic and CCTV enquiries."

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