Walthamstow

Teen arrested after stabbing another boy on bus

A boy, 16, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing another 16-year-old on a 158 bus in Walthamstow

Stock image (credit: Met Police)

A 16-year-old boy was arrested this week on suspicion of stabbing another boy his age on a Walthamstow bus.

Police were called to an attack on a 158 bus in Blackhorse Lane at around 3.15pm on 21st March and found a teenager who had suffered “a very serious and violent assault”.

The following day, police arrested another 16-year-old in connection with the attack. The victim remains in hospital and is in a “critical but stable condition”.

Detective Inspector Jonathan Potter said: “This was a very serious and violent assault on a busy bus filled with schoolchildren which has left a young man in hospital critically ill, and the community shocked.

“My officers have been busy carrying out a number of enquiries since the attack and this has resulted in another youth being arrested.

“I would like to thank those people on the bus who have already come forward, but we are still appealing for those with information who have not yet spoken to us to do so. This includes anyone who was driving along Blackhorse Lane with any dash cam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 4388/21Mar. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.