Two boys are rushed to hospital after a grisly stabbing at Stratford station – as police chase a knife man
- Two boys, 16, have been rushed to hospital after a ‘stab’ at Stratford tube station
Two teenage boys have been rushed to hospital after a stabbing on the platform of Stratford tube station in London.
The 16-year-olds were both injured at East London tube station last night, police said.
Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at 7:05 p.m., although the exact nature of the injuries is not yet clear.
British transport police officers investigating the attack have now launched a manhunt for the knife man.
Two teenage boys have been rushed to hospital after a stabbing on the platform of Stratford tube station in London. The 16-year-olds were both injured at East London tube station last night, police said
Officers have appealed to any witnesses to the attack to get in touch by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 with reference 490 dated 11 April.
Elizabeth Line trains failed to stop at Stratford station last night and photos and reports of the incident on social media show a person being treated by paramedics on the platform.
Images show the platform covered in blood, believed to be that of the two boys injured in the attack. One person who saw the aftermath of the attack wrote on Twitter: ‘Stick on the platform at Stratford, avoid the area as there are loads of barriers/police now.’
Another added: ‘Avoid Stratford #ElizabethLine/Central Line Eastbound! Serious incident. I’m pretty sure from the amount of blood we just had to walk through, across two platforms, that it’s a stabbing. Hope they are okay. Terrible to see.’