Teen, 14, rushed to hospital after being stabbed in broad daylight in East London – The SunMay 11, 2019
POLICE have launched a manhunt after a 14-year-old was stabbed in East London.
Officers raced to the scene following reports of a stabbing in North Countess Road, Walthamstow at 4.10pm.
Emergency services rushed the teen to an East London hospital and is believed to be in a non-life threatening condition.
Scotland Yard said a crime scene remains in place nearby the Roger Ascham school.
There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at approximately 16:10hrs on Saturday, 11 May to reports of a male stabbed in North Countess Road, E17.
"Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene. The male – believed aged 14 – has been taken to an east London hospital for treatment; his condition is not life threatening.
"A crime scene remains in place. No arrests; enquiries continue."
Knife crime is at an all-time high, with figures last month showing 40,829 offences recorded by police last year.
Today's stabbing comes as a top NHS surgeon revealed knife crime is causing a "ripple effect" in A&E rooms and GPs' surgeries.
There have been at least 27 fatal knifings in London alone this year already, with valuable hospital resources drained by stabbings.
Professor Moran, who practises at the UK’s largest trauma unit, Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, told The Daily Mail: “In the last five years we’ve seen a sea change and it feels like it’s steadily increasing.
“It has a ripple effect throughout the whole system because it obviously increases the workload of the emergency department.”
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