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Appeal for witnesses after teenager injured with crossbow

News   •   Feb 18, 2021 07:00 GMT

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenager was injured by a crossbow bolt in south London.

Shortly after 22:10hrs on Sunday, 14 February, police were called to a report of a crossbow having being shot on Wilton Road, SE2, near to Abbey Wood Railway Station.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the location where a 17-year-old male was found suffering an abdominal injury caused by the crossbow bolt.

He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment where he remains – his condition is described as serious but stable.

It is believed that the incident took place at a bus stop close to the station.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

Officers from the South East Command Unit lead the investigation and ask anyone with information that could assist police to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 6489/14Feb.

Alternatively, you can leave information anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.