Four boys arrested for attempted murder after two girls stabbed

Kit Heren (26 April, 2021)

One of the girls is in a serious but stable condition, police said

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Four boys have been arrested for attempted murder after two teenage girls were stabbed in south London.

The attack took place on Sunday (April 25) on Norwood Road SE27 at around 4.30pm.

The girls, aged 16 and 17, were taken to a local hospital by ambulance crews. One is in a serious but stable condition. The other girl’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police were called soon after and arrested four boys on suspicion of attempted murder. Two of them were arrested at the scene and two more were arrested at addresses in Lambeth. They remain behind bars.

Detective Sergeant Rob Merrett, Central South Command Unit, said: “This is a shocking incident involving two young female victims, one of whom remains seriously ill in hospital. It has understandably caused considerable alarm in the community.

“Officers responded immediately when the 999 call was received. Two boys were quickly apprehended near the scene, and urgent enquiries led to two other males being arrested later on at addresses in Lambeth.

“All four are now in custody and my team are conducting a thorough investigation to establish what has led to this unacceptable violence. I urge anyone who has information, pictures and video that could assist us to make contact immediately. It is imperative that we work with the community to fully establish what has happened here and bring any offenders to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4970/25Apr. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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