Boy, 15, is stabbed in street attack outside Bromley-by-Bow tower block
- Credit: Mike Brooke
A schoolboy has become the latest stabbing victim after being attacked in Bromley-by-Bow last night.
The 15-year-old was stabbed on the forecourt of the 20-storey Gayton House tower block in Knapp Road at around 8pm.
The boy is currently in hospital at the Royal London in a stable condition, but may have “life changing injuries”. His family are with him.
“There is nothing to suggest this incident is gang related,” a Met Police insider told the East London Advertiser.
“A full CCTV trawl is being carried out and we’re speaking to residents. Several leads are being followed up.”
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The tower block, opposite Clara Grant Primary school, has 100 flats with many windows and balconies looking out onto the forecourt.
Detectives from Tower Hamlets CID have been making door-to-door inquiries, while a specialist team has been searching the neighbourhood for evidence.
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The crime scene was cordoned off until this-morning.
Witnesses or anyone with information are being urged to contact the incident room on 020-7275 4768, or police non-emergency line on 101 or tweeting @MetCC. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.