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A 18-year-old man has been stabbed in front of horrified children and families at a London shopping centre.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, London, at 12.15pm on Friday, October 16, to reports of an assault.
The man was treated at the scene by ambulance medics and then taken to a major trauma centre in east London.
A crime scene has now been put in place with police yet to make any arrests in relation to the incident.
A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 12.15pm on Friday, October 16, to reports of an assault at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.
"Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. An 18-year-old man was found suffering from stab injuries.
"He was taken to an east London hospital; we await an update on his condition.
"A crime scene remains in place.
"At this early stage, there have been no arrests."
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 12.18pm today to reports of a stabbing in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.
“We dispatched two ambulance crews, a medic in a car, and an incident response officer, with the first of our medics arriving within six minutes. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 2781/16Oct.
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