Boy, 17, charged with GBH after stabbing near Westfield Stratford shopping centre
- Credit: @Compbod
A 17-year-old boy has been charged after a stabbing and “mass brawl” took place near Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Police were alerted to reports of a fight near Stratford Station on Friday, September 1 at approximately 6.15pm.
An 18-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being stabbed in his abdomen but was later discharged.
A boy, 17, was arrested nearby on suspicion of grevious bodily harm (GBH) and possession of an offensive weapon.
He has since been charged and was bailed to appear at Stratford Youth Court today.
You may also want to watch:
A second male was initially said to have a minor head injury but did not require further assistance.
Three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16, were arrested on suspicion of affray but have since been released.
- 1 Westfield evacuated after fire at centre in Stratford
- 2 Car abandoned after triple shooting and stabbing at Forest Gate barber
- 3 Halal butcher's aiming to be 'Harrods of meat industry' opens in Stratford
- 4 Parking space row sees police called and woman left feeling 'vulnerable'
- 5 14 charged with alleged drug dealing and money laundering offences
- 6 Forest Gate townhouses scoop RIBA's Neave Brown award for 'affordable' housing
- 7 Beckton man due to be sentenced for sexual assault of young girl
- 8 'Simply horrifying': Newham MPs react after stabbing of Sir David Amess
- 9 Road and rail round-up: Disruptions to travel in east London this week
- 10 Plan to transform Royal Docks into 'world-leading' cultural hub unveiled
BBC reporter Justin Dealey tweeted: “Thought I would come to Westfield Stratford for a change. Within minutes I’ve seen a mass brawl in the shopping centre. Classy gaff.”