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Boy, 16, stabbed in East London retail park as police cordon off crime scene

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Officers from the Met Police were called to a retail park in East London after reports of a stabbing.

Police were called at around 5.45pm on Monday (October 25) to Merrielands Crescent, by the Merrielands Retail Park, in Dagenham after reports of the stabbing.

On arrival, emergency services found a 16-year-old boy with stab wounds.

On social media there were unconfirmed reports that the teenager was stabbed at the Argos Extra store.

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Photos allegedly taken at the scene show forensic officers inside the store with a large police cordon erected outside.

The teenager was treated by emergency staff from London Ambulance Service and rushed to hospital.

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Met Police confirmed that the teenager’s condition is not life-threatening or life-changing.

Residents were left shocked by the incident with many commenting on a local Facebook group.

One person commented: “I saw the old bill go in and ambulance outside about 6 wondered what was going on”

Another person added: “I was in work and all I heard was a young boy got stabbed multiple times just hope his going to be ok”.

In a statement from the Met Police a spokesperson said: “Police were called to Merrielands Crescent, Dagenham, at 5.45pm on Monday, October 25 by London Ambulance Service to reports of stabbing.

“Officers attended and found a 16-year-old boy was found with stab wounds.

“He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital. His condition is not life-threatening or life-changing.”

So far there has been no arrests linked to the stabbing.

MyLondon has contacted Argos for more information.

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