Boy, 17, stabbed ‘six times’ in broad daylight on London bus by suspects in helmets with ‘long knife’


A TEENAGE boy was stabbed “six times” on a London bus in broad daylight in the capital’s latest knife crime attack.

One witness reportedly claimed the 17-year-old victim was chased on to the vehicle by two males in helmets in Cricklewood, north west London.

Witnesses said two males wearing helmets chased the victim on to the bus and attacked him with a ‘long knife’ in Cricklewood, north west London

The witness also claimed one of the attackers was “wielding a long knife”, MailOnline reports.

Cops and ambulance crews raced to the scene after they were made aware of the stabbing last night at 5.30pm.

Paramedics rushed the teen to a central London hospital — but his condition remains unknown.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 17.30 on Saturday, 27 April to reports of a stabbing on a bus in Cricklewood Lane, near the junction with Cricklewood Broadway, NW2.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a male, believed aged 17, suffering stab injuries.

“He has been taken to a central London hospital for treatment — condition awaits.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

“No arrests have been made and a crime scene remains in place at the scene.”

On Wednesday, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in a string of four stabbings in just seven hours.

And four days before that rampage, two men in their 20s were rushed to hospital after they were stabbed in East London.

Figures from London’s Metropolitan police showed that knife crime surged by 16 per cent in the capital year-on-year in 2018, as Britain’s crime epidemic continues.

There were 1,299 stabbings in London up to the end of April, according to official statistics from Scotland Yard.

In 2017-18, there were 137 knife offences for every 100,000 people in the capital.

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