Schoolboy arrested over 'teacher' stabbing in Forest Gate

The man was found stabbed on Woodgrange Road (Google Street View)
The man was found stabbed on Woodgrange Road (Google Street View)

A 14-year-old schoolboy has been arrested after a man was stabbed in east London and found in a nearby shop allegedly screaming for help.

The man, reportedly a teacher, fled to a nearby chemist shop after the attack in Forest Gate on Tuesday.

A witness who works at the pharmacy told the Daily Mail: "He ran inside and said, 'Help! I'm a teacher at the school and I've just been stabbed.'

"There was blood all over the floor. He had been stabbed in the back."

A Met spokesperson said: "Detectives are investigating following a stabbing in Newham.

"Police were called at about 5.25pm on Tuesday, January 30 to reports of a man stabbed in Woodgrange Road, E7.

"Officers attended and found the victim, who is aged in his 40s, inside a shop nearby. He was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. His injury was not life-threatening.

"A 14-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the incident. He was taken into custody where he remains."

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 7229/30Jan.