It was another bloody evening in London as two teenagers were stabbed just over one hour apart. Last night (Tuesday, May 24), two separate attacks occurred within one hour and 15 minutes of each other – one in South London and another in West.
The first attack saw police rush to reports of a stabbing in Paddington at around 6.15pm. At they scene, they found an 18-year-old with stab wounds.
Shortly after, at 7.30pm, police arrived at a scene in Woolwich where a 19-year-old was found with stab wounds outside a chicken shop. Here’s everything we know so far about the attacks.
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An 18-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in West London. Police were called to St Mary’s Terrace to reports of a “disturbance” on Tuesday, May 24 at 6.15pm. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found the 18-year-old man with stab injuries in Hermitage Street.
He was taken to a North London hospital and his condition is not thought to be life-threatening. Enquiries are ongoing and officers remain in the area. Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 4772/24May. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police were called to Frances Street at around 7.30pm and found a 19-year-old at the scene with stab wounds. He was rushed to hospital and his injuries are not said to be life-threatening.
Reports initially suggested multiple people were stabbed, but the Met Police has since said only one man, a 19-year-old, was found with stab injuries outside a Morley’s chicken shop. Bystanders at the scene saw an air ambulance landing nearby and images showing several police vehicles in the area.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers remain in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6556/24May. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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