In Croydon, south London, a 16-year-old schoolboy was stabbed in the open near a busy road. His condition is unknown.
Following reports of a teenage male being stabbed in the chest on Monday afternoon, police and paramedics hurried to Purley High Street.
A witness have seen the schoolboy being stabbed
According to a witness who claimed to have seen the youngster being stabbed before a masked man fled the scene, paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance arrived there in less than 10 minutes, according to MyLondon.
They discovered the child in a narrow alleyway between Purley High Street and Brighton Road, still dressed in his school uniform and carrying his knapsack. A mild head injury also affected another boy.
At the Purley intersection with Whytecliffe Road South, Brighton Road was blocked in both directions.
The youngster who was stabbed is still in critical condition, according to the police, who have not yet made any arrests.
A police forensic team then removed the bloody clothing from the alleyway off Brighton Road and placed them in an evidence bag along with a shoe.
A bystander dialled 911
A bystander who dialled 911 stated, “As I was walking through on my way back from work, I saw a masked man quickly left the scene. A schoolboy had been stabbed on the lower left side of his chest. Ambulances and an air ambulance arrived within 10 minutes to the scene.”
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman stated: “Officers were called to Brighton Road, Purley, on Monday September 12 at 4.46pm to reports of a stabbing.
“Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS). A 16-year-old boy was found with stab wounds. Another 16-year-old boy was found with a minor head injury.
“The boy with stab wounds has been taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition. There have been no arrests. A crime scene has been put in place.”
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