Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy was stabbed in Deptford on Saturday night, leaving him “fighting for his life.”
Emergency services were called to the scene on Payne Street shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 28, to reports of a stabbing.
Police officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) found the 16-year-old boy with stab wounds. He was rushed to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Police have established that before the boy was stabbed he was attacked by a group of four to six people. One of the group was said to chase another teenage boy down Payne street, who escaped unharmed, before the group fled in a red hatchback.
Detectives from Lewisham CID are investigating with the assistance of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC). No arrests have been made but weapons were recovered at the scene.
The incident is one of three knife attacks which occurred in the capital over the weekend – one in Homerton, where an 18-year-old man was stabbed, and the fatal stabbing of a 30-year-old man in Camden.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Lewisham CID on 07788916864 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.