Three men are released on bail over Plymouth stabbing
THREE men who were arrested in connection with a stabbing in Devonport have been released on bail.
The incident took place outside the Co-op on the junction of George Street and Ker Street at about 8.30pm on Saturday.
Yesterday The Herald reported that Alex Timbers, 17, suffered a stab wound to the chest and underwent emergency heart surgery.
Last night he was recovering at Derriford Hospital.
The suspects, two aged 22 and one aged 21, have been released on bail until March 26 pending further enquiries.
Police have issued a renewed appeal for information about the incident.
A spokesman said: "There would have been a number of people in the area around the time of the incident, entering and leaving the shop.
"We would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen something to contact us."
Dozens of messages of support have been posted on Alex's Facebook page.
Danny Carter wrote: "Glad you're alright bro! Stay strong mate!"
Callum Braidwood said: "You're a fighter lad, hope you're alright. Respect."
Kelly Marker said: "You're so strong going through what you've been through and still smiling!
"Everyone in our year is smiling with you!"
Jade Andrews added: "Alex you're a soldier we all knew you could do this! "Everyone was so scared but look now you're fighting!
"All of us are so proud for you!"
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number ED/13/103.