Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenager has been left fighting for his life following a stabbing in Southwark.

Police were called Druid Street at 10:10pm on October 6th after receiving reports that a young male had been stabbed.

Officers and London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene and found 16-year-old boy suffering stab injuries.

He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment where he remains in a serious condition.

Detective Constable Sascha Eady said: “We are working incredibly hard to piece together the events of that night and the incident that resulted in a savage attack on a teenage boy.

“A young man is in a serious condition in hospital and we urge anyone who may currently be withholding information to assist us in any way they can.

“We are aware there has been a lot of discussion about the incident on social media and we want to reach out to anyone who can help with our enquiries.

“If you do not want to speak to us directly, please contact Fearless or Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously.”

The investigation has so far led the police to believe that the attack happened after one group of young males pursued another group down Druid Street and it is thought this resulted in an ambush on the victim who was then stabbed.

Several large weapons are believed to have been present.

The victim was with several others on the night of the incident and people were also in the area around the time he was stabbed.

Any witnesses or anyone with information are being encouraged to come forward to help the investigating team, or anonymously if they do not feel comfortable talking to police.

One man has been charged with section 18 grievous bodily harm in connection with this incident.

Another man, who was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent, has been released on bail.

Contact police on 101 quoting CAD 7473/06OCT19


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