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UPDATE: Two arrested following Greenwich stabbing

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 00:08 BST

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a teenager in Greenwich have made two arrests.

On Wednesday, 23 August, detectives arrested a 21-year-old man [A] and a 33-year-old man [B] on suspicion of attempted murder. They were both taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.

At 21:15hrs on Tuesday, 15 August, officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to an area behind Sovereign House on Maud Cashmore Way in Woolwich.

A 15-year-old boy was found at the location with a stab wound.

He was taken to a central London hospital with life-threatening injuries; he remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

It is believed two black males were involved in the assault. A vehicle, described as a Volkswagen Golf, was seen leaving the location shortly afterwards and police would like to trace this car and its occupants.

Detectives from Greenwich Gangs Unit are investigating.

Detective Constable Andrew Payne, said: "A 15-year-old boy has been terribly injured in this attack. I am appealing for anyone who was in the area or saw anything suspicious; either before or after the assault, to contact police urgently.

"We need the community to assist us; if you have any information that would help please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information could be vital and will be treated in the strictest confidence."

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 020 8284 7755 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at