Second stabbing in Wembley sees 15-year-old boy in hospital
PUBLISHED: 17:33 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 18:44 08 May 2017
A 15-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being found with stab wounds in Wembley High Road on Saturday evening.
He is the second teenager to be stabbed on Wembley streets in the past week sparking calls for urgent action to tackle knife crime.
Emergency services were called to Wembley High Road at 7.30pm on Saturday where they found the 15-year-old victim suffering from knife wounds.
He was taken to a central London hospital where he was treated for his injuries which are not life-threatening or life changing, police said.
In another incident, a 17-year-old boy is also in hospital after being stabbed in the same street on Thursday afternoon.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a third man was fatally stabbed in Cutz Barbers Shop, in Craven Park Road, in Harlesden on Friday afternoon.
Named on social media as the rapper Skeng, he managed to make his way to Central Middlesex Hospital in Acton Lane when police were called at 2.10pm.
Paramedics treated him but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.20pm.
Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala, who represents Stonebridge ward, said: “Every stabbing on the streets of Brent is an utter tragedy. I’m extremely concerned about the rise in knife crime in the borough.
“We need to send a clear message that carrying a knife is something that will not be tolerated.
“We also need to bust the myth that a knife can protect you – It won’t. It is more likely to ruin or worse, end your life.”
He added: “As always, we need a more joined up approach and targeting money where it is most needed. This will help us to support those parts of Brent which are struggling and provide much needed services to young people, including initiatives to tackle serious youth violence and provide proper youth facilities and employment opportunities”.
No arrests have been made in connection with any of the stabbings and enquiries continue.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or @MetCC.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.