Schoolboy stabbed in the street in northwest London

Police tape (PA Archive)
Police tape (PA Archive)

Police are investigating after a schoolboy was stabbed in the street in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon.

A Met police spokesperson said they were called at 3pm to reports of a fight in Springfield Lane in Kilburn, northwest London.They added: “Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service. A 15-year-old boy was found with a stab injury and taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition.

“No arrests have been made; enquiries are ongoing.”

It happened less than a week after two teenage boys were stabbed in North Finchley and a 60-year-old man was stabbed on the same night in Kidbrooke, southeast London.

Earlier this week, the Met warned how “easy” it is for teenagers to buy weapons and urged parents to check purchases after a youth killed a 16-year-old boy with a “ninja-style” sword.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of murder following a trial at the Old Bailey, after slashing Rahaan Ahmed Amin in the chest on July 9 in retribution for an earlier stabbing, jurors heard.

It emerged an identical red knife to the weapon used in the killing had been ordered on the internet through online shop DNA Leisure in the weeks before the attack, on June 12, according to Scotland Yard.

Three orders had been made with a passport belonging to the father of one of the defendant’s friends who told police he had no knowledge of the purchase, the court heard.

DNA Leisure says on its website age-restricted products are only dispatched after verification checks.