Four teenage boys have been arrested after a 16-year-old girl was seriously hurt in a double stabbing outside a London takeaway on Sunday afternoon, April 25.
Two teenage girls, aged just 16 and 17 were knifed as horror erupted in broad daylight in West Norwood, Lambeth, south-east London.
One was seriously hurt while the other one had minor injuries and police say four boys – all aged between 16 and 17 – have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
The girls were found suffering from stab injuries by officers and an ambulance crew.
One collapsed with a knife still lodged in her back, witnesses say.
Members of the public then carried out first aid in a bus stop before both were rushed to hospital.
The suspects are in custody.
Police said: “The younger victim’s condition has now been assessed as serious but stable.
“The second victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.”
Detective Sergeant Rob Merrett of the Met Police’s Central South Command Unit said: “This is a shocking incident involving two young female victims, one of whom remains seriously ill in hospital.
“It has understandably caused considerable alarm in the community.
“Officers responded immediately when the 999 call was received.
“Two boys were quickly apprehended near the scene, and urgent enquiries led to two other males being arrested later on at addresses in Lambeth.
“All four are now in custody and my team are conducting a thorough investigation to establish what has led to this unacceptable violence.
“I urge anyone who has information, pictures and video that could assist us to make contact immediately.
“It is imperative that we work with the community to fully establish what has happened here and bring any offenders to justice.”
Cemal Altunton, who works in the takeaway, said: “The girls had been stabbed after a fight at the back, behind the shop.
“Then I heard these people at the bus stop. One of them was on the floor.”