A 17-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after a stabbing outside a busy shopping centre.

Police were called to reports of a group of people fighting outside Westfield Stratford near to the entrance of the station at around 9pm yesterday (September 12).

A teenage boy, believed to be aged 17, was taken to hospital with stab wounds. Police have said that his condition is still being assessed.

Pictures from the scene appeared to show a large police cordon in place on the footbridge connecting the entrance of the station to the shopping centre.

Two males have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody.

Metropolitan Police officers attended the scene along with British Transport Police and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

A Met spokesperson said that enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 8465/12Sep.