Two Youths Charged After 15-Year-Old Stabbed In Wimbledon

Police are still appealing for witnesses after the incident

Two youths have been charged after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed at a bus stop close to Wimbledon town centre on Sunday evening (February 21).

Police are still appealing for witnesses after the incident at the bus exchange in Hartfield Road at 5pm on Sunday.

The boy is understood to have been stabbed in the chest, with a number of youths fleeing the scene afterwards.

The Met Police helicopter was seen circling the area afterwards and a number of arrests were made later. The victim was taken to hospital.

Two boys - a 14-year-old from Mitcham - and a 16-year-old from New Malden - were charged with grievous bodily harm and threatening a person with a bladed/sharply pointed article in a public place and appeared in custody before Wimbledon Youth court today (February 23).

Four more youths - two 14-year-olds and boys aged 13 and 12 - who were questioned by police, were released on Monday with no further action.

Merton Superintendent Steve Wallace tweeted on @MPSSuptWallace on Monday: "Regarding incident yesterday in Wimbledon if you have any information please call Merton CID or Crimestoppers".

You can make a free call to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or get through to Merton CID by ringing the non-emergency 101 number.

February 23, 2016