POLICE are hunting for a knife attacker after a teenage boy was stabbed in Woolwich, London, England.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to a reported stabbing shortly after 6.15pm on Wednesday, November, 27, finding a 17-year-old lying on the ground with stab wounds.
The victim was rushed to a South London hospital, where it has been reported that he is in a stable condition.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that no arrests have yet been made, with detectives launching an investigating to figure out exactly what happened.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said:
“Police were called at 18:16hrs on Wednesday, 27 November, to reports of a stabbing at Woolwich New Road.
“At the scene a 17-year-old male was found suffering from stab wounds. He was taken by LAS to a south London hospital where his condition is not life threatening.
“At this early stage there have been no arrests. Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Anyone with information or footage that could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting 6524/27NOV or call #Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
London’s knife-crime epidemic continues to rise, with three fatal stabbings taking place in the space of 24 hours over the weekend (November 23 and 24). It is reported by the Metropolitan Police that the number of teenagers stabbed to death in the capital this year has reached its highest level since 2008.