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Boy, 12, is arrested after man, 20, was stabbed on east London street

Boy, 12, is arrested after man, 20, was stabbed on east London street

  • Police were called out to an alleged assault in Ilford, East London on Thursday 
  • Knife was seized at the scene and a boy, 12, was arrested on suspicion of assault 
  • Victim, 20, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed 

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was stabbed on an East London street.

Police were called out to Marlands Road in Ilford just before 4pm on Thursday following reports of assault.

A 20-year-old man was rushed to hospital with a stab wound.

He remains in a serious but stable condition. 

A 20-year-old man is in hospital after he was allegedly stabbed with a knife in Marlands Road, Ilford, on Thursday afternoon. A 12-year-old boy remains in police custody

The alleged stabbing happened on a leafy residential street just a short walk from a secondary school, nursery and a junior school.

Officers recovered a knife from the scene.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 15:54hrs on Thursday, 11 March to reports of an assault on Marlands Road in Ilford.

‘Officers attended and found a 20-year-old man suffering from a stab wound. He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

‘A 12-year-old boy was arrested nearby in connection with the assault. He remains in custody at an east London police station.  

‘Enquiries continue.’ 

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