Teenager stabbed on bus in east London

Teenager is rushed to hospital by air ambulance after being stabbed on bus in east London

  • He was stabbed in Clapton Common and taken in an air ambulance to hospital 
  • The Metropolitan Police have said the boy’s condition is not life threatening  
  • Police have said there have not yet been any arrests but that enquiries are ongoing 
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A teenager who was taken to hospital by air ambulance after being stabbed in east London is thought to be in a stable condition, 

Paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the boy, who was later taken in an air ambulance to hospital. 

Speaking to the MailOnline a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the boy’s condition was not life threatening. 

Earlier today the force said: ‘Officers were called at 14:47hrs on Wednesday, 6 February to reports of a person stabbed on a bus at Clapton Common, E5. 

A teenager is fighting for his life after he was stabbed on a bus in east London. Paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the boy, who was later taken in an air ambulance to hospital

‘A youth, believed to be in his mid-teens, was found at the location with stab wounds. He has been taken to an east London hospital; his condition awaits. 

‘A crime scene is in place. No arrests, enquiries continue. 

Pictures from the scene show a police cordon as well as numerous emergency service office gathered on Castlewood Road.

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The scene of the incident of Castlewood Road in Hackney (pictured above)

The A107 Clapton common at the junction of Stamford hill was closed due to the incident and traffic is reported to be congested in the surrounding areas. 

It comes after a teen was stabbed to death in Battersea last night just minutes from Prince George’s school. 

Lejean Richards, 19, died after he was attacked last night just 500 yards from the £17,000-a-year Thomas’s School, attended by the young royal.

The killing brings London’s murder toll to nine so far in 2019.

Lejean Richards, pictured, was called a ‘loving son and brother, a young man determined to turn his life around’ by his grieving mother today

Already this year at least nine people have been murdered in the capital

On Sunday, two teenagers were stabbed in west London and police officers believe the two incidents are linked.

One victim was found with stab injuries in the Harlington Road East area of Feltham at 2.27pm shortly before another teenager ‘suffering from slash wounds’ was found outside shops in Hounslow Road.

Neither victim’s injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Last Thursday a 16-year-old boy was stabbed near an Aldi supermarket in Brent, north-west London.

Knife crime has been increasing over recent years and police and politicians have promised a crackdown

Earlier that week Nedim Bilgin, 17, died in Caledonian Road, north London, after he was attacked with a knife.

He was the eighth person to die as a result of violence in the capital so far this year and three teenagers aged 16, 17 and 18 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Figures released in January showed police-recorded violent crime had risen by nearly a fifth in England and Wales.

Forces also registered an eight per cent increase in offences involving a knife or sharp instrument.  

Last year more than 130 people were murdered in the capital. Rising gun and knife crime brought the total 2018 figure of homicides being investigated by Scotland Yard to 134 – the highest since 2008 when there were 154.

Police are battling against 180 violent gangs across London dragging children into crime, amid more than 70 deaths this year involving a knife, and a dozen with a gun. 

Violence in ‘Wild West’ Britain has seen 69,000 children hurt

Nearly 70,000 children have been wounded in stabbings and beatings in just one year as violence on the streets of ‘Wild West’ Britain continues to spiral.

Jackie Sebire, assistant chief constable of Bedfordshire police, revealed the shocking statistic in October 2018 as she lamented the ‘constant torrent’ of murders and knife attacks unfolding in the UK.

Mrs Sebire said police forces face a ‘constant and sustained’ demand, adding: ‘Wild West? It can be… it’s happening in broad daylight, they’re in public spaces.’

Stats released earlier this month showed a wide range of offences showing dramatic increases

In the year to June there were 69,000 child woundings, where a youngster aged 10 to 15 was stabbed or seriously injured, a rise of 4,000 on the previous year.

Mrs Sebire, the National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman for serious violent crime, said: ‘I’ve worked in some really challenging London boroughs. This is different, this level of violence, this constant torrent of every single day there is another stabbing, that we can’t seem to get ahead of.’

Police chiefs believe they are at a turning point, after years of struggling to meet high public expectations and soaring demand.

Recorded crime has risen by 9 per cent – including rocketing levels of knife crime and robbery – as 22,000 officers were lost from the frontline.

Statistics released earlier this month show the number of homicides nationwide is up from 630 to 719, with overall recorded crime up by almost 10%.

The number of offences registered as involving a knife or sharp instrument, 39,332, was the highest since 2011, when comparable records started.  


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