A teenage boy has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in the back of the head on a London street in broad daylight.
Officers found the injured youngster after police were called to Gloucester Road in Croydon at 5.25pm on Wednesday.
The teenager was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital, where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.
Witnesses to the attack said the boy was stabbed in the back and the head.
One man close to the scene said: “A young lad was near the park when he was stabbed in the head and back and somewhere else on his body.
“The lad seems to be talking and police are there.”
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No arrests have been made and detectives have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Scotland Yard said: "Detectives would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the stabbing which took place in broad daylight not far from Selhurst Railway Station.
"Did you see someone running away?”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting reference 7248/08May. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.