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Appeal for witnesses to Lambeth stabbing

News   •   Feb 19, 2018 10:58 GMT

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in Lambeth.

Police were called at approximately 14:10hrs on Monday, 22 January to reports of a group of males being attacked by a lone suspect armed with a knife on Fountain Place, SW9.

A 15-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his torso. He and his friends ran off along Bramah Road and into Crawshay Road, where the victim collapsed inside a café.

The suspect followed them and tried to enter the café, but could not gain access as the door had been barricaded. He left and walked back towards Fountain Place.

Officers were called to the café, where they administered first aid prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service.

The boy was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital, where he was treated for his injuries before being discharged. Nobody else was injured in the assault.

Detective Constable Steven Fares, of Lambeth CID, said: "I urge anyone who may have seen this attack to come forward and speak to police as soon as possible.

"Luckily this victim didn't suffer any life-changing injuries, unlike so many other victims of knife crime, but I still want to be sure we speak to as many witnesses as possible.

"This happened in a built-up, residential area, and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything of the incident who has not yet spoken to police to contact me."

Anyone with information should call Lambeth CID via 101, quoting reference 3921/22Jan

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 29-year-old man has been charged with multiple offences in connection with this incident.