Four teenage boys are arrested for attempted murder after two girls aged 16 and 17 were stabbed in South London leaving one fighting for her life
- Two teenage girls, 16 and 17, were found stabbed after a broad daylight attack
- The older victim is said to be in a serious but stable condition tonight in hospital
- The younger of the pair’s condition described by police as not life-threatening
- Officers have arrested four teenage boys on suspicion of attempted murder
Police have arrested four teenage boys after two girls, aged 16 and 17, were stabbed in broad daylight this afternoon.
Officers were called at about 4.40pm to a road in Lambeth, south east London, where the two victims, who are known to each other, were found with stab wounds.
Both were rushed by ambulance to a hospital in south east London.
The incident happened at about 4.40pm this afternoon in West Norwood Road, south east London
An investigation into the incident has been launched by police who called the crime ‘unacceptable violence’
Earlier officers had described the older girl’s condition as life-threatening, although she is now said to be serious but stable.
The younger victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.
Four boys, all aged between 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are in police custody.
Detective Sergeant Rob Merrett, Central South Command Unit, said: ‘This is a shocking incident involving two young female victims, one of whom remains seriously ill in hospital. It has understandably caused considerable alarm in the community.
Four teenage boys aged between 16 and 17 have tonight been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
Officers have urged members of the public with information to come forward as soon as possible
‘Officers responded immediately when the 999 call was received. Two boys were quickly apprehended near the scene, and urgent enquiries led to two other males being arrested later on at addresses in Lambeth.
‘All four are now in custody and my team are conducting a thorough investigation to establish what has led to this unacceptable violence.
‘I urge anyone who has information, pictures and video that could assist us to make contact immediately. It is imperative that we work with the community to fully establish what has happened here and bring any offenders to justice.’