London BLOODBATH: Teenager fighting for his life after stabbing outside Leyton station
A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after being stabbed outside Leyton station in North East London, Met Police have confirmed.
A 17-year-old was boy was airlifted to hospital following the attack. Multiple police officers and first responders are at the scene and a police cordon is in place. The Met Police confirmed the attack in a statement: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 12:45hrs on Wednesday, 13 March to Station Road, outside Leyton Station, following reports of a stabbing. Officers attended.
“A male, aged 17, was discovered suffering from stab injuries.
“He has been taken to hospital by LAS; at this stage his injuries are being treated as life-threatening.”
No arrests have so far been made.
They said: “The police and ambulance vehicles overtook me, pulled in and ran crazy. In a few minutes I saw a helicopter. So sad.”
London has suffered an epidemic of knife crime since the start of 2018, with pressure mounting on the city’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and the Government to do more to get a grip of the situation.
Reacting to the surge in the crime rate, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, used his Spring Statement today to announce more funding for police forces.
Funding totalling an additional £100million is to be made available immediately to police forces in England to pay for additional overtime targeted on knife crime and new Violent Crime Reduction Units.
Reacting to the announcement, Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted: “It’s vital police have the resources they need to crack-down on the rising levels of knife crime.
“I’ve listened & we will be giving £100million extra to forces, targeting the hardest hit areas.
“I’ll continue to give police the support they need.”
Anyone with information that could assist police are asked to call 101 ref CAD 3114/13 Mar. Read more