An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a stabbing.

In February last year, a 16-year-old was stabbed in the back in Chalkdell Fields, St Albans.

Fortunately, the teenager had no internal injuries but his back needed stitches.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has now charged a teenager in connection with the attack.

St Albans detective inspector Alexandra Warwick said: "We take a tough stance on violent crime, particularly knife relate crime in the St Albans district.

"I have a team of officers who will seek out a small number of young people, who are known to us, and disrupt their activities.

"We will continue to use our powers under stop and search legislation to identify and arrest those who carry weapons.

"Knife crime has a far reaching and devastating impact on victims, offenders and their families. No one wants to arrange a funeral for their child or see them go to prison.

"We are also working with parents and schools to educate young people that carrying a knife is illegal and makes you much more likely to be injured or arrested.

"It is not glamorous or tough and you are more likely to become involved in a violent incident or be arrested, even if you're acting in self-defence. Carrying a knife does not make you safer."

  • Kobi Nelson, 18, of Heronswood Road, Welwyn Garden City, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article. He has been remanded in prison until his next court date on March 9 at St Albans Crown Court.