A college has reassured students and the local community following a serious incident in the town centre. 

Kidderminster College said it takes the safety of students and colleagues "extremely seriously" after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed near the site on Market Street. 

West Mercia Police said they were called at around 5pm yesterday (Tuesday, May 14) with the college supporting officers with their enquiries. 

A 16-year-old boy has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The air ambulance attended the scene The air ambulance attended the scene (Image: Teresa Mahoney-Hill)

A spokesperson for NCG, the college group which oversees Kidderminster College, said: "We are aware that a serious incident occurred in close proximity to the college on Tuesday evening. We would like to reassure our students and the local community that Kidderminster College takes the safety of students and colleagues extremely seriously.

"The incident is currently being investigated by West Mercia Police and we continue to support them with their inquiries. We are therefore unable to provide further comment at this stage."

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tarl CabbotTarl Cabbot (Image: Tarl Cabbot)

The community has been left "deeply shocked" by the incident with many taking to social media to send their well wishes to the victim and his family. 

Councillor for Blakebrook and Habberley South John Beckingham said: "I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear this. My thoughts are with the young victim and their family during this incredibly difficult time."

Councillor for Offmore and Comberton Fran Oborski added: "Absolutely horrendous incident. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim and their family."