A young boy was left “fighting for his life” after being stabbed in the chest on his way to school in East London on Thursday morning, according to reports.
The 13-year-old victim was walking along a street in the Isle of Dogs neighborhood of the U.K.’s capital city just before 9 a.m. when the attack unfolded, the Evening Standard reports.
He was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police reportedly arrested a 15-year-old suspect under suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
“There was a serious incident in the local community this morning affecting a George Green’s School student,” the school announced in a statement.
“We are working with the local authority, the police and other agencies to manage the incident and support all the young people involved.”
‘Knife crime’ has become an increasingly serious problem in London in recent years.
Another stabbing - this one deadly - unfolded just hours after the Isle of Dogs attack in northwest London.
A 40-year-old man died from knife wounds at around 5 p.m. in the Willesden district on Thursday.
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