Boy, 12, charged over stabbing of man in east London

A 12-year-old boy has been charged over the stabbing of a man in east London.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to Marlands Road, Ilford, just before 4pm on Thursday where a 20-year-old man was found with stab wounds.

He was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

The boy was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

He was charged on Friday with robbery and possession of a bladed article.

He was due to appear at Barkingside Youth Court on Saturday.