‘Public intervened’ during New Kent Road stabbing involving teen

Josh Salisbury (15 November, 2018) Crime

A witness told of how the public intervened during the broad daylight stabbing which left the teenaged boy hospitalised

19104The teenager's injuries were not deemed life-threatening (Image: stock)

A witness has spoken out about intervening during an apparent knife-point robbery of a teenager on the New Kent Road earlier this month.

Witness Zoë Kennedy was driving along the road on Friday November 2 when she witnesses a group of schoolchildren attempting to attack another with a knife.

She told the News: “I slowed down as I thought they would fall in front of my car. I then realised one of them had a large knife so I stopped.

“I didn’t really know what to do, so I shouted out of the window and beeped my horn.

“I hadn’t realised at this point, but I think the person with the knife who was wearing a face mask was robbing the group of school boys, who were in uniforms.

“One of the boys was defending himself really well, so it wasn’t immediately clear it was a robbery and not a fight.”

The boys began to disperse after passers-by including Ms Kennedy shouted that they were calling the police.

The boy with the knife ran off in the direction in the direction of Balfour Street, while the attacked boy headed off in the direction of Elephant and Castle, said the bystander.

A police spokesperson told the News that officers were called at 5.28pm and the teenaged victim was rushed to hospital.

The victim’s injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference 588/EN.


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