A teenager was stabbed in broad daylight during the commuter rush last night, as London’s growing culture of violence reached the City.
The 17-year-old boy was taken to Royal London Hospital with “serious but not critical injuries” following the incident near Liverpool Street station just before 6pm.
Tens of thousands of commuters were making their way home when a 17-year-old man attacked the victim; the latest chilling chapter in the seemingly out of control rise in violence that has seen 66 reported stabbings across London since the start of the year.
Liverpool Street was closed as police attended the scene alongside emergency personnel from the London Ambulance Service.
Liverpool Street is currently closed to traffic and pedestrians due to an incident. The railway station is still accessible. Updates to follow.
— City of London Police (@CityPolice) June 5, 2018
A spokesperson for the force confirmed: “City of London Police officers have arrested a man from East Ham and he remains in custody.”
City officials expressed concern over the incident, with Bishopsgate councillor Ben Murphy tweeting: “Deeply concerned to hear a teenage boy, 17, was stabbed close to #LiverpoolStreet station during rush hour last night. Working with colleagues @cityoflondon & @CityPolice to understand the facts.”
Deeply concerned to hear a teenage boy, 17, was stabbed close to #LiverpoolStreet station during rush hour last night. Working with colleagues @cityoflondon & @CityPolice to understand the facts.https://t.co/epiTWfe5UD https://t.co/DyGzUfOw4Z
— Ben Murphy CC (@benjmurf) June 6, 2018