Two teenagers who ended up in hospital with stab wounds have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Both boys were stabbed earlier this month and officers were called to reports of an assault on Woodpecker Road in New Cross at 5.30pm on August 5.

We reported last week how one boy, 15, was fighting for his life whereas the other teenager, 18, was in a stable condition.

Boy fighting for life after two teenagers stabbed in New Cross

Police now say the younger boy is no longer in a life-threatening condition.

However, the pair have since been arrested while being treated in hospital.

A police spokesman said: "Both males were arrested in hospital on suspicion of attempted murder. They will be taken into police custody once they are released from hospital.

“Enquiries into the full circumstances continue."

Labour Councillor for Lewisham Central, Joani Reid, described the stabbings as "horrific and senseless" in a tweet.

She wrote: "This is a horrific and senseless crime against two of our young teenagers with their lives ahead of them. Please help the police with their investigation and call 101 if you have any information at all."

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5665/5August or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.