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Police appeal for witnesses as teen stabbed outside Waltham Forest College

A 17-year-old boy was reportedly stabbed on Forest Road yesterday afternoon. He was discharged from hospital last night after being treated for a ‘minor wound’

Forest Road was closed while a forensic team analysed the scene. Credit: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed outside Waltham Forest College yesterday afternoon (20th October).

Police were called to the scene at 4.07pm yesterday (20th October) where they found the teenager with an injury in his lower back. An air ambulance flew him to the Royal London Hospital where he received treatment for a “minor wound”, before being discharged yesterday evening.

The victim’s injuries were described by police as “non-life changing”. The Metropolitan Police are not currently treating the incident as gang related. No arrests have been made yet though police said they are investigating eye-witness reports of “two potential suspects” who “ran from the victim towards a nearby block of flats”.

The attack is being investigated by detectives from the North East Borough Command Unit which covers Waltham Forest and Newham.

Waltham Forest College commented on the incident last night. They tweeted: “We are aware of an incident that occurred outside the campus on Forest Road. We will continue to support the police with their investigation.” The college added that it would be open as normal this weekend for an exhibition it is hosting. The college was contacted for further comment.


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The incident led to the closure of Forest Road between Hoe Street and Shernhall Street as a forensic team conducted an examination of the area. By 7pm the road had re-opened to the public.

Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 5176/20Oct23. To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org


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