Three more boys have been arrested after a 12-year-old was stabbed outside a branch of Tesco Express. Two other boys were arrested earlier this month. It is believed that three boys tried rob the victim before he was stabbed in the hand and leg.
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.
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.
– Detective Inspector Simon Harding, Croydon CID
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.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
- One suspect is described as a white boy, with blond hair and blue eyes, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a black woolly hat, dark jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms
- The other two suspects are both described as black boys, one approximately 5ft 2ins tall and the other approximately 4ft 11ins tall
A 12-year-old boy has been stabbed outside a Tesco Express store in south London by three children who were trying to rob him. The attack happened on Monday evening in Whitehorse Road in Croydon.
Three boys, thought to be aged between 12 and 15, went through his pockets. They then stabbed him in the hand and leg.