A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder over the stabbing of another 14-year-old boy in a busy north London street.
The youngster, who is from Islington but cannot be named because of his age, will appear in court on Tuesday.
A 15-year-old boy who was also arrested in connection with the attempted killing has been bailed pending further inquiries, Scotland Yard said.
The alleged victim was left in a serious but stable condition after suffering a number of stab wounds during an incident on Fairbridge Road, Islington on Sunday.
An 11-year-old boy who was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder was later de-arrested, released from custody and faces no further action.
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Local resident Amina Taylor said she saw the victim stabbed in the stomach with a large knife.
The 40-year-old journalist told how she heard shouting outside her flat overlooking Fairbridge Road and went to her balcony.
She described seeing the ‘big’ and ‘cumbersome’ weapon gleaming as she watched from her second floor flat.
Shopkeeper Abdullah Ozcelik, who works nearby, added: ‘These people are just little children. It should be unbelievable. It should not happen to anyone.’
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Incidents like this have a devastating impact on families and our communities and we need to send the message that they will not be tolerated.
“Politicians, the police and all Londoners must unite in saying it is never acceptable to carry a knife – and it does not make you safer.”