A 15-year-old boy is fighting for life after being stabbed in the chest in south-west London.
Police found the teenager suffering from a stab wound to his chest at around 5.30pm on Wednesday.
Paramedics rushed to the scene on Hunters Road, Chessington, and the victim was taken to a south London hospital for emergency treatment.
Scotland Yard confirmed that he remained in hospital in a “critical condition” on Thursday, while an investigation into the stabbing has been launched.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “A 15-year-old male at the scene has suffered a stab injury to the chest.
"He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment – he remains there in a critical condition."
The Tolworth branch of the Liberal Democrats tweeted: “Police say that there is no risk to the public as it appears to be targeted.”
There has been a stabbing in Hunters Road this evening. Police say that there is no risk to the public as it appears to be targeted. The condition of the young man is unknown. There are road closures in place.— Tolworth & Hook Rise Liberal Democrats (@THRFocusTeam) June 20, 2018
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family.
Kingston CID are continuing to investigate the attack, while no arrests have been made.