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Appeal for information following Forest Hill stabbing

News   •   Mar 26, 2019 10:57 GMT

Police are appealing for information following a stabbing in Lewisham.

The incident happened at approximately 16:10hrs on Monday, 25 March, at Dartmouth Road, SE23.

Officers and London Ambulance Service were called to the scene where they found a 15-year-old boy with stab wounds to his chest.

He was taken to a south London hospital in a critical condition. His condition has since improved and is now not life threatening. 

His family have been informed.

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.

Detectives from the South East Area Command Unit investigate.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5198/25Mar.

The independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want to assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.