London news: Schoolboy, 15, rushed to hospital after horror ‘knife attack’ | UK | News

Police were called to Brent Street in Hendon at around 2.45pm on Thursday amid reports of a 15-year-old boy with stab wounds. Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance also attended the incident and took the boy to hospital. Police confirmed his injuries are not life-threatening.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 14:35hrs on Thursday, 20 January to reports of a stabbing in Brent Street, NW4.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

“A 15-year-old boy was found with stab injuries and taken to hospital.

“His next of kin have been informed.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and a crime scene remains in place.

“At this early stage of the investigation, there have been no arrests.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 4018/20Jan.”

New data showed 2021 was the worst year for gun and knife crime in London, with a total number of 30 teens murdered in the capital.

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“As two boys aged 15 and 16 became the final of 2021 teen stabbing victims.

“2021 is now the bloodiest year on record when it comes to teenage homicides in the capital – which hit 30 for the first time.”

She added: “There is nowhere near enough scrutiny on the Mayor of London on this, he is the man with a direct mandate for policing in London, yet his record is abysmal.

“It’s coming up to 5 years since his Knife Crime Strategy was last updated, the Violence Reduction Unit he set up in 2018 has clearly had no impact on knife crime.

“He’s a man without a plan. And as for Dame Cressida Dick, head of the Met Police – she simply needs to get a grip.”

Mr Khan insisted he is trying to combat the violence taking place on the streets of London.

This month, the Mayor of London announced he had added an additional £50m to try and help to tackle crime across London.

The latest financial investment is set to be spread out over the next three years, the money will also help to build grassroots crime prevention projects across the capital.

Mr Khan said: “The funding will empower local authorities to tackle violence in their area, reduce offending in their communities, and support victims locally.

“We know the challenges of the pandemic have exacerbated the causes of crime and violence and that’s why this investment is so important and so timely.

Mr Khan added: “This new funding package of almost £50m will provide dedicated funding for local authorities now and allow them to work together to tackle complex problems across borough boundaries and support local communities to tackle violence and reduce offending where they are.”

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