Teenage boy stabbed outside East Croydon station
By Anna Edwards, Ross Lidbetter and Dave Burke
STABBING: East Croydon station
A teenage boy has been stabbed outside East Croydon station.
He suffered a stab wound to the shoulder in Tuesday afternoon's attack, but is conscious.
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The youngster has been taken to hospital and his life is not thought to be at risk.
Witnesses at the scene have told how the boy was stabbed after an argument had flared up between a group of children in school uniforms.
One witness said: "There were about 20 or 30 school children hanging around outside the station and an argument kicked off.
"The police were called and they separated everyone.
"They were telling a boy who looked older than the school children to stay away from the others.
"It all seemed to calm down and the older boy walked over the other side of the road.
"Then someone sneaked up behind him and it looked like he punched him, but he had actually been stabbed.
"The stab wound wasn't that big and he (the victim) was walking around, not crying or anything, just holding his shoulder."
A London Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that they were called at 4.15pm this afternoon after reports of a stabbing.
They sent an ambulance, a fast response unit and an air ambulance.
The spokesman said: "A teenage boy was taken to hospital by road ambulance with minor injuries.
"It was an injury to the shoulder."
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