Person charged after teen stabbed in Surrey Quays shopping centre car park

Josh Salisbury (20 October, 2020)

Police have thanked shopping centre staff for providing first aid

39653Emergency services at the scene

A teenager who was stabbed in the chest, abdomen and arm in Surrey Quays car park on Friday is recovering, police say.

The eighteen-year-old’s condition is now thought to not be life-changing.

A person appeared in court on Monday charged with GBH in connection with the attack, which happened at around 12pm in the busy shopping centre car park.

Officers have thanked shoppers and staff at the shopping centre for rushing to the boy’s aid.

“The young man who was attacked in this terrible incident is recovering in hospital and fortunately his condition is not considered life-changing,” said Insp Tom Cornish.

“We are grateful for the prompt action of shopping centre staff who rendered vital First Aid before the police and ambulance arrived.

“This appears to have been an isolated incident with no wider risk to others who were not involved but it was nevertheless very alarming.

“Thankyou to the many members of the public who came forward as witnesses.”

Officers had authorised extra stop and search powers for vast swathes of Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays in the aftermath of the stabbing.

Extra patrols were also pledged, with police saying the victim’s family were being supported by officers.

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