A teenager was knifed on a busy Lewisham street during the morning rush hour.
The boy, thought to be in his mid-teens, was said to be in his school uniform and on a bus when a gang attacked him with metal poles and a knife on Lewisham High Street shortly after 8.30am.
A tweet from Lewisham police said: “The victim of the stabbing this morning in #Lewisham High St was taken to hospital, where his condition was assessed as ‘not life-threatening or life-changing’. An investigation is underway to identify suspect(s).”
The road was cordoned off to traffic after the incident, which is thought to have taken place near a Poundland. There have been no arrests.
Five people were also arrested last night on suspicion of GBH and affray after a reported stabbing in Streatham High Road.
Police were called at 9.38pm to reports of a group of males and females fighting.
They found one person with face injuries and were told another had been stabbed.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.