A teenager has been sentenced after he stabbed another boy five times in a “violent and shocking” attack.

The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stabbed the victim, a 17-year-old, in Bantry Road, Cippenham, on November 5 last year.

The victim was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition, but has made a full recovery after spending five days there.

The attacker has been sentenced to an 18-month detention training order at Reading Crown Court. He was arrested on the day of the attack and charged the next day.

The teenager was convicted at the same court on December 6 last year after admitting charges of Section 18 GBH and possession of a pointed/bladed article.

Investigating officer DC Zoe Batten, of Slough police station, said: “This was a violent and shocking attack by a 15-year-old boy on a 17-year-old.

“The victim sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition. Thankfully he has made a full recovery.

“Thames Valley Police will always investigate such incidents with great robustness, and I am very pleased that the victim has now recovered.”