Two held after schoolboy, 15, is stabbed in street fight

TWO youths have been arrested after a 15-year-old schoolboy was stabbed in London’s East End during a street fight involving several people. The schoolboy is in a critical condition in hospital following the fight in Bethnal Green’s Roman Road

By Else Kvist

TWO youths have been arrested after a 15-year-old schoolboy was stabbed in London’s East End during a street fight involving several people.

The schoolboy is in a critical condition in hospital with stab injuries following a fight in Bethnal Green’s Roman Road on Tuesday evening.

A police spokeswoman said: “We believe an altercation involving a number of people had taken place before the boy got his injuries. He remains in a critical condition in hospital, but is stable.”

Police are holding two teenagers, one 16 and the other 17, in connection with the stabbing. They

remain in custody today (Thursday).

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact in the Violent Crime Unit on 020-7275 4542, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.