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Teenager is fighting for life after being stabbed 'for his AirPods'

Teenager, 16, is fighting for life in hospital after being stabbed ‘for his Apple AirPods’ in Essex town as police find 8inch knife at scene

  • Boy believed to have been stabbed during fight between number of teens today
  • He was treated by paramedics in Brentwood at 4.30pm yesterday afternoon 
  • Neighbour said she heard the fight broke out over boy’s Apple AirPods 

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed in a row allegedly over his Apple AirPods and police found a knife with an eight-inch blade at the scene. 

The 16-year-old boy is believed to have been stabbed during a fight which broke out between a number of boys in Mount Avenue, Brentwood, yesterday afternoon.   

He was treated by paramedics in nearby Roundwood Avenue at around 4.30pm before being rushed to hospital, Essex Police said.

The 16-year-old boy is believed to have been stabbed during a fight which broke out between a number of boys in Mount Avenue, Brentwood, yesterday afternoon

Police found a knife with an eight-inch blade in a hedge near the scene of the crime 

He is said to have been left with ‘life-threatening injuries’. Police today found a knife with an eight-inch blade in a hedge near the scene of the crime. 

A neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, told The Sun: ‘I heard a 16 year old boy had been attacked for his AirPods.

‘It’s terrifying, every mum’s worst nightmare.’ 

The force is now appealing for witnesses of the incident, with one of the suspects described as wearing a black jacket and jogging bottoms.

A police statement said: ‘Can you help us?

‘Our detectives are appealing for information following a fight in Brentwood which left a teenager with life-threatening injuries.

A neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said: ‘I heard a 16 year old boy had been attacked for his AirPods’

‘Officers were called at around 4.30pm today, Sunday 21 March following reports a teenage boy had suffered stab injuries in Roundwood Avenue, Hutton.

‘The boy is believed to have been injured after a fight broke out between a number of boys in Mount Avenue, Hutton near to the junction with Hutton Gate.

‘During the altercation the teenager was stabbed.

‘The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and has now been taken to hospital.’

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