Teenage girl fighting for life after being knifed in double stabbing

A TEENAGE girl is fighting for life after a double stabbing in London today.

The youngster is one of two teens knifed as horror erupted in broad daylight in West Norwood, Lambeth, south-east London.


Police were called to West Norwood Road today after two girls were hurt in a stabbingCredit: BPM

An air ambulance landed on the roof of a nearby B&Q after cops were called to West Norwood Road just after 4.40pm.

Two girls, aged 16 and 17, were found suffering from stab injuries by officers and an ambulance crew.

Both were rushed to hospital. 

One of the girls is critically ill with life-threatening injuries, it’s understood.

It’s not yet known how seriously injured the second girl is.

In a statement, Met Police said: “Officers were called at 4.41pm on Sunday, 25 April to reports of an assault on Norwood Road, SE27.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

“Two teenage girls, aged 16 and 17, were found suffering from stab injuries.

“They were taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital.

“The first victim’s condition is being treated as life-threatening.

“We await an assessment of the second victim’s condition.

“Officers remain in the area and a crime scene is in place.”

Locals took to social media to share their shock.

One said that a victim was stabbed outside a Turkish takeaway Efes, close to the train station.

“Someone just got stabbed outside Efes on West Norwood high street like 45 minutes ago – in broad daylight,” they said.

Another said they’d seen a victim bleeding through their clothes on the street.

Labour MP Helen Hayes said: “Appalled to hear of the stabbing of two teenage girls on Norwood Road this afternoon.

“My thoughts are with both victims, at least one of whom has life threatening injuries, and their families.”

Anyone with information on the shocking incident is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4970/25Apr.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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