Teens in trouble following Esquimalt stabbing

A 19-year-old and a 15-year-old face several charges

A 19-year-old Esquimalt man is facing a charge of assault with a weapon for allegedly stabbing a 22-year-old Victoria man and an assault charge for hitting a 17-year-old Esquimalt woman just before midnight Friday in Esquimalt.

Police found the stabbing victim suffering from wounds to his hand and upper arm. Investigators tracked the suspect, who is known to them, to a house on Lyall Street, not far from where the fight broke out near Macaulay Street and Dunsmuir Road. Police say alcohol appeared to be a factor.

A 15-year-old Esquimalt male was also arrested for breaching several court orders, as well as for later assaulting a peace officer in the Victoria police jail block.

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