Two teenagers have appeared in court after a boy, 17, was stabbed outside a busy shopping centre.

Police confirmed yesterday (September 18) that the teenagers, 15 and 17, appeared at Stratford Magistrates' Court where they were remanded in custody ahead of a trial there on October 9.

They were charged last Wednesday (September 13) with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

The teenagers appeared in Stratford Youth Court a day later (September 14) where they were remanded in custody.

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Nine teenagers in total were arrested in connection with the incident which occurred last Tuesday (September 12).

Police were called at 9.01pm that day to reports of people fighting outside Westfield in Stratford, near the entrance of Stratford train station.

Metropolitan Police attended with British Transport Police officers and London Ambulance Service parademics.

A boy, 17, was taken to hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds, since assessed as not life-threatening.

Six of the boys arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries and one was released under investigation.

The investigation continues and witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 8465/12Sep.

People can also share information anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.