Three boys arrested after 12-year-old stabbed at Tesco

The attack happened outside Tesco Express in Whitehorse Road in Croydon on Monday 20 January.

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Two 15-year-old boys arrested over schoolboy stabbing

Two boys have been arrested after a 12-year-old was stabbed in the hand and leg by three children during an attempt to rob him.

The victim was attacked outside Tesco Express in Whitehorse Road, Croydon, South London at 5pm on Monday.

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested in Croydon yesterday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and were being questioned, Scotland Yard confirmed.

The 12-year-old was taken to hospital after the attack although his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Boy stabbed twice as children try to rob him

It appears the suspects have attempted to rob the victim and then after a brief altercation, the victim has then been stabbed twice.

The description of one of the suspects is quite distinctive and I have no doubt that someone will know or recognise who this is.

I would urge anyone with information to come forward.

This is the third stabbing involving young people in Croydon over the past couple of weeks and whilst they are all unrelated, it will understandably cause concern within the community.

Overall, knife crime and youth violence in Croydon is on the decrease, but we are not complacent and are working hard to further reduce these.

– Detective Inspector Simon Harding, Croydon CID

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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