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Youths held after three teenagers are stabbed in street clash

PUBLISHED: 11:47 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:05 05 October 2010

DETECTIVES investigating the stabbing of three teenagers in East London later arrested five youths. The suspects were held at an East London police station while investigations into Tuesday evening’s stabbing in Chingford continued

DETECTIVES investigating the stabbing of three teenagers in East London later arrested five youths.

The suspects were held at an East London police station while investigations into Tuesday evening’s stabbing in Chingford continued, Scotland Yard said today.

Officers found the three victims—the youngest a schoolboy of 15—with knife wounds in the street when they answered a 999 call to Kings Road.

HOSPITAL DASH

The 15-year-old and a boy of 16 were taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, both with wounds to the chest.

A 17-year-old with them was treated at Whipps Cross for a stomach wound and later allowed home. He was involved in a row when he was stabbed, say police. His friends tried to help when they were also attacked.

The three sought treatment at nearby Larkshall medical centre before ambulances were called. All three are now out of hospital.

Detectives today appealed for witnesses who may have seen the attackers making off towards Hatch Lane on Tuesday night, following the clash involving 12 youths.

They want anyone with information to contact Waltham Forest CID on 020-8345 2376, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

The five youths who were arrested, aged 15 to 19, have since been given police bail.


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