Fifteen-year-old boy stabbed near school in Forest Hill

Dartmouth Road Pic: Twitter/ Edd Stock

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest close to his school in Forest Hill yesterday afternoon in the lastest incident of knife crime.

Another 15-year-old boy is currently being questioned by police on suspicion of attempted murder.

The police and emergency services  were called to the scene in Dartmouth Road where they found the 15-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the chest. The teenager is a pupil at nearby Forest Hill School.

The schoolboy was taken to a South London hospital in critical condition. He is now in a non-life threatening condition. The identity of the victim has not been released

Michael Sullivan, Head Teacher at Forrest Hill School, has confirmed the young male was a student at the school. Sullivan told The Newshopper: “[The victim] is currently being treated in hospital and our thoughts are with his family at this very worrying time.

“We will make arrangements in school tomorrow to ensure the boys affected by this sad incident are appropriately supported.”

The Metropolitan Police said: “The victim was attacked by two male suspects who arrived in a car and then ran up to the victim and stabbed him. The suspects then made off in the car.

That same day officers arrested a 15-year-old boy in Lewisham on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently in custody at a south London police station.”

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC. Please quote CAD5198/25Mar. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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