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26-03-2019 08:44 AM

A schoolboy is fighting for his life after he was stabbed with an 8-inch "carving knife" on a busy south London street.

Metropolitan Police confirmed that a young male - who was aged 15 - was stabbed at 4.10pm on Dartmouth Road in Forest Hill.

One eyewitness said the boy was attacked in his school uniform in front of his horrified friends after they had left school.

She told the Mirror: “There were a group of school kids, boys and girls, sitting on a brick wall outside the job centre.

“Two much older men stabbed the kid in his side.

“They left the knife in him and ran down the high street towards Forest Hill station.

“The boy pulled the knife out of his side and threw it across the street.
The witness, who was at the Bird in the Hand pub when the attack happened, added: “He tried to run but only made it 50 yards before he collapsed on the street.

“The knife was a huge carving knife around eight inches long.”

She said the boy's friends chased after the attackers but couldn’t stop them before they got away on foot.

Police are still waiting for an update on the victim's condition but said no arrests have yet been made.

A crime scene remains in place near Forest Hill station, where the attack took place.

Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge Ellie Reeves tweeted: "Extremely sorry to hear about the stabbing on Dartmouth Road SE23 this afternoon. I am in close contact with the police and my thoughts are with the victim who I hope has a speedy recovery from this terrible act."

The incident is just the latest stabbing in the capital in recent days.

Scotland Yard also confirmed that another stabbing took place in Dagenham this afternoon.

A man in his 20s was brought to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

Eyewitness reports say the injured man staggered from nearby Valence Park to Bonham Road before an ambulance was called to his location.

Police are awaiting an update on his condition.

More than 40 people have been fatally stabbed across London since the start of the year.

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26-03-2019 02:38 PM

Following the stabbing yesterday afternoon on Dartmouth Road, there will be a prayer vigil today - Tuesday 26th March at 4:15pm

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26-03-2019 04:46 PM

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after another teenager was stabbed in south-east London.

He was attacked by two male suspects who arrived in a car, ran towards him and stabbed him on Dartmouth Road in Forest Hill, police said.

Officers were called at about 16:10 GMT on Monday and found the boy, also aged 15, with stab wounds to his chest.

The suspects made off in the car, according to the Metropolitan Police.

The boy who was arrested is currently in custody at a south London police station.

The victim is in hospital where his condition is described as "not life-threatening".

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