At around 20:20 last night (20 August), police received reports of a fight between two groups of teenagers and one individual receiving a knife wound. Officers immediately flooded the area around Kingsthorpe Gardens in response. One teenager was taken to hospital where he received three stitches to a cut before being discharged at around 01:00.
Detective Sergeant Mark Fordham, who is investigating the incident, said:
"We are actively looking to speak to everyone who was involved in the incident last night, as we try to piece together the circumstances that led to this injury. It goes without saying that this could have been far worse, and we are following every lead in our search for those responsible.
"I want to thank the community of Addlestone who have been very forthcoming with evidence and information so far, and I'd urge anyone who has information that could help the investigation to speak to us, or (anonymously) to Crimestoppers.
"Bearing in mind the ages of those involved, I believe it is likely there is further video evidence from mobile phones that has yet to be shared with us. It is very possible that this is being shared between young people and I'd ask parents to have a frank conversation with their children to ask if they were there, or if they have been sent videos from the night's events.
"I would ask everyone in Addlestone who has a video doorbell, CCTV or a dashcam to check their footage between 19:00 and 20:30 last night. I am keen to see any footage that shows groups of teenagers coming and going at those times."
Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols in Addlestone this evening to reassure residents and dissuade any further disorder. We have also been having conversations with the local council about ways to work with them to improve public safety in the park area.
Anyone with information or footage that could help the investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference PR/45190088013 or you can use the online reporting system found at https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Incident Details' section.
You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
Two 16 year old boys, who were arrested in connection with the investigation, have now been released on police bail.