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Four teenage boys have been arrested after two girls have been stabbed in south London.

The boys, all aged between 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of tried homicide and are in custody, police stated.

Police have been referred to as to Norwood Road in Lambeth at 4.41pm on Sunday after stories of an assault.

The two girls, aged 16 and 17, have been taken to hospital the place one is in a critical however secure situation and the opposite has accidents that don’t look like life-threatening.

Detective Sergeant Rob Merrett, of the Central South Command Unit, stated: “This is a surprising incident involving two younger feminine victims, one of whom stays significantly unwell in hospital.

“It has understandably precipitated appreciable alarm in the neighborhood.

“I urge anybody who has data, photos and video that would help us to make contact instantly.”

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Fares Maatou died after being stabbed in East Ham, Newham

On Friday afternoon, a 14-year-old – Fares Maatou – was stabbed to dying outdoors a pizza restaurant in Newham, east London.

His dying was the thirty third murder in London this 12 months and 24 of these victims have been killed with a knife.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with Fares’s homicide and a 15-year-old boy is in police custody, having been arrested on suspicion of homicide throughout the weekend.

Another two boys, each aged 15, have been additionally arrested over the killing and have been bailed till May.

It comes as police forces launch a week-long crackdown on knife crime – Operation Sceptre.

Officers will perform weapons sweeps and folks will have the ability to dispose of knives in amnesty bins throughout the nation from Monday.

Londoners will have the ability to hand in knives at 12 police stations throughout town.

People place flowers at the scene of the murder of 14-year-old Fares Maatou  in Barking Road, East Ham

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People place flowers on the scene of the homicide of 14-year-old Fares Maatou

The marketing campaign may even see officers working with faculties to discourage younger individuals from carrying knives.

Metal detectors will probably be arrange at transport hubs, together with drug detection canines, the Met Police stated.

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for knife crime, deputy assistant commissioner Graham McNulty, stated: “Coronavirus has been an enormous half of everybody’s lives for over a 12 months now however we wish to remind people who our regular policing position hasn’t stopped throughout this time.

“Forces are decided to deal with violent crime and with the restrictions easing, taking knives off our streets and serving to individuals perceive the hazards of carrying a knife stays a prime precedence.”

Commander Alex Murray, the Met’s violence lead, stated: “This operation is an intensification of the work officers are already doing each day to deal with knife crime and take away harmful weapons from the streets, and final 12 months we noticed a 26% discount in violent crime throughout London.

“We are completely decided to maintain violence ranges down as we method the summer time months.”