Thirteen-year-old boy attacked in Ilford

Charter Avenue in Ilford

Police officers were called to Charter Avenue in Ilford - Credit: Google

A teenage boy was attacked in Ilford tonight. 

Police officers were called to Charter Avenue at about 6.25pm to reports that a boy was injured. 

They, along with crews from the London Ambulance Service, found a 13-year-old.

A spokesperson initially told the Recorder the boy had been stabbed, but later retracted the statement to say they believe he was instead assaulted with an object rather than a knife.

He was taken to hospital - his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. 

Scotland Yard said no arrests have yet been made, but anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6328/20Oct.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A previous version of this story included information about the "stabbing" which the Met Police retracted.