A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing two 15-year-old girls as they were making their way to their respective schools in south London. UNN’s Oliver Down understands that one of the girls was stabbed in the leg by a boy who was unknown to her. This attack took place as the girl walked along Moffat Road in Thornton Heath on Wednesday.
A second attack occurred on Friday morning when another girl was approached by a stranger on St Paul’s Road before stabbing her in the arm. Both of the victims were taken to hospital following the attacks. Once at hospital staff determined that their injuries were not life-threatening.
Detective Inspector David Adams from the Met stated when appealing for witnesses shortly after the attacks that he was confident the stabbings were linked due to them being “almost identical in nature”.
The Metropolitan police have announced that following these attacks a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and is being held in custody on suspicion of two counts of GBH. The two attacks occurred approximately a 10 minute walk from one another. However, the Metropolitan police have stated that the girls that were attacked attended different schools and are not understood to have been known to one other.