UPDATE: Police confirm 16-year-old to be charged after knife incident in Sleaford.

The cordoned off scene on Friday afternoon in Money's Yard. EMN-170320-092715001
The cordoned off scene on Friday afternoon in Money's Yard. EMN-170320-092715001

A 16-year-old has been arrested and will appear in court today (Monday) after an alleged stabbing incident in a Sleaford car park.

The alleged incident happened at around 2.20pm on Friday in Money’s Yard car park during which, police say, there appears to have been six men involved in ‘an altercation’.

A police spokesman confirmed: “Two have received stab wounds that while not serious, required treatment by paramedics who attended.”

The victims were taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

The spokesman added: “A 16 year old male of no fixed address is charged with possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and is appearing before Lincoln magistrates today (Monday).”

Police are continuing enquiries and after the incident a Crime Scene Investigation van and patrol car spent several hours at the scene with disabled spaces behind Boots cordoned off.

Linked to the incident, a police spokesman had issued an appeal on Saturday, saying: “During this incident a member of the public assisted us in Sleaford Medical Group car park. We would ask this member of the public to contact Sergeant Rachel Wells at Sleaford Police Station.

“A number of members of the public assisted with this incident and we would like to extend our thanks to them.”

Staff and customers took refuge in nearby shops and a cafe until the incident had ended then went out to help afterwards.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident should call Lincolnshire Police on 101 and quote incident 236 of March 17.

* Police on scene of incident in Money’s Yard, Sleaford.