Boy, 17, charged with GBH after stabbing near Westfield Stratford shopping centre

Officers attended reports of a fight near Stratford Station. Picture: @Compbod

Officers attended reports of a fight near Stratford Station. Picture: @Compbod - 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.

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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.

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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.”

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