EXCLUSIVE: Leaked email shows knife used in Stadium MK stabbing was stolen from nearby Costa

    A leaked email seen by MKFM shows that the knife used in the stabbing incident at Stadium MK on Sunday night was stolen from the nearby Costa inside the Odeon which was closing up.

    MKFM reported earlier today that Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in the Stadium MK Car Park on Sunday night between 11pm and 11.45pm.

    And now an email sent to all ODEON cinema staff at the site and seen by MKFM has detailed new safety measures surrounding knives to prevent a similar incident happening again.

    The email sent to all staff on Monday reads: "Due to an incident last night where a group of customers of the cinema reached into Costa and took our food preparation equipment and used it against another customer, we must now keep all knifes and tongs outback in the dishwasher area after they have been washed for the evening."

    "We will then put them back in the morning. We shall be looking at if there are any alternative places for these items to be sorted throughout the day along with health and safety guidelines, and we shall cascade any change."

    During the incident on Sunday, a group of up to nine men approached the victim, who ran towards the large car park near TGI Fridays where he was knocked to the ground.

    He was stabbed in the attack and taken to the Milton Keynes University Hospital where he was treated for a number of puncture wounds to his body.

    The offenders are all described as black males, but no further description is available.

    Investigating officer Detective Constable Steven Chapman, of Force CID based at Bletchley, said: “This was a nasty attack carried out by a number of individuals."

    “Although this occurred close to midnight on Sunday, I believe that many people will have witnessed this incident, and I am urging people to contact police."

    “If anybody has dash-cam footage of the incident, please also get in touch."

    “I believe that the offenders may have been using a black BMW, a silver Mercedes and an Astra of an unknown colour.”

    Anybody with any information should call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190043654.

    Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online.

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