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Appeal following stabbing in New Cross

News   •   Sep 23, 2020 09:32 BST

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Lewisham are appealing for anyone with information or footage to come forward. 

Police were called at 20:45hrs on Tuesday, 22 September to reports of youths seen in possession of a knife on Wardalls Grove, SE14.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found a 17-year-old male suffering from stab injuries. He was taken to a south London hospital by the LAS for treatment; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective Constable Pavan Sandhu, of the Met’s South East Command Unit, said: “It is vital that we remove dangerous weapons from unsafe hands. 

“It was sheer luck that this incident didn’t result in a murder investigation. 

“I urge anyone who has information that could identify those responsible to share what they know without delay.”

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 8035/22Sep.

+ The public play a huge role in helping to both prevent and detect crime. We need their help to identify those willing to commit terrible acts and carry weapons. We need to hear from anyone who has information about a crime, or about someone they suspect to be carrying a weapon or involved in organised crime. 

If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website

Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free and the Met's website

If you are a young person and you don’t want to speak directly to the police, contact Fearless. They are a totally independent charity and remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call IP address or device you use.