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Woodford Green stabbing: 14-year-old charged with attempted murder

PUBLISHED: 14:22 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:00 22 March 2018

Police and forensic officers at the scene of the stabbing on Snakes Lane East Woodford Green outside Woodford tube station

Police and forensic officers at the scene of the stabbing on Snakes Lane East Woodford Green outside Woodford tube station

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Three teenagers have been charged in connection with a stabbing outside Woodford tube station which left an 18-year-old with life-threatening injuries.

Police and forensic officers at the scene of the stabbing on Snakes Lane East Woodford Green outside Woodford tube stationPolice and forensic officers at the scene of the stabbing on Snakes Lane East Woodford Green outside Woodford tube station

A 14-year-old boy appeared today (March 22) in Barkingside Magistrates’ Court charged with attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a public place. 
A 17-year-old boy also appeared today charged with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Both boys were arrested yesterday (March 20).

Yesterday, a third boy, aged 17, appeared in court charged with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon after being arrested on Tuesday (March 20).

Police and ambulance services were called at around 5.30pm on Thursday (March 15) to reports of a stabbing outside the tube station, in Station Approach.

They found an 18-year-old victim, who was then taken to an east London hospital with injuries deemed life threatening.

An initial assessment showed that it was not serious but a scan revealed that the victim has a large internal bleeding and that his kidney has been damaged.

The victim will require surgery.

Two other boys, aged 13 and 16, have been arrested as part of this investigation remain in custody.


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