Police probe after boy, 17, stabbed to death

Police investigations were continuing today after a teenage boy was stabbed to death and two other family members were injured.

The 17-year-old was killed at a house in Ninian Road, Cardiff, at around 1.40pm yesterday afternoon, South Wales Police said.

The force is trying to trace two men seen leaving the area shortly after the incident and heading towards Shirley Road, Cardiff.

One of the men is described as being of Asian appearance, in his late 20s, of average height and stocky build, with dark hair and wearing dark clothing.

The second man is described as being of Asian appearance, in his early 20s, about 5ft 11in and slim. He was wearing a white jacket with a grey stripe down the sleeves.

A major incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central police station and yesterday uniformed police taped off Ninian Road and squad cars were parked at the end.

White plastic sealed the gate leading to the large end-terrace house and the pavements of adjoining Shirley Road were also closed.

One neighbour said: "I went out shopping and when I came back there were police and cars everywhere and the roads were shut but they let me in to park my car.

"I've never noticed any crime around here so I'm quite surprised this has happened but it is a busy road. I suppose it is one of those things, it hasn't made me frightened."

Chief Superintendent Bob Tooby, divisional commander of Cardiff Police, said last night: "This is a very serious incident and I wish to reassure the local community that a full investigation is under way in order to trace and arrest those responsible.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the victim, who will be supported by a trained family liaison officer at this most difficult time.

"I would urge anyone with information about this incident to come forward and speak to the police immediately."

Witnesses or anyone with information have been asked to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central police station on 02920 571530 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
ebooks
ebooksAn introduction to the ground rules of British democracy
Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
10 best placemats

Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future
Berlusconi's world of sleaze: The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM

Berlusconi's world of sleaze

The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM
Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Films and theme parks are just the beginning. Disney believes its control of the now decades-old franchise can bring in merchandise and marketing millions for years to come
Could the golden age of the gaming arcade ever be revived in the era of the Xbox?

Could gaming arcades be revived?

The days when coin-ops were the only way to play the latest video games are gone. But a small band of enthusiasts are keeping the button-pushing dream alive
Edinburgh Fringe 2015: The 'tampon tax' has inspired a new wave of female comedians to reclaim period jokes

Heard the one about menstruation?

Yes, if you have been at the Fringe, where period pieces are taking centre stage