Teenager in 'critical condition' after Swiss Cottage stabbing

The air ambulance helicopter lands in Swiss Cottage on June 23 to attend to a teenage stab victim

The air ambulance helicopter lands in Swiss Cottage on June 23 to attend to a teenage stab victim - Credit: Kurt Robbs @RobbsKurt

A 15-year-old boy is in a "critical condition" after being stabbed in the stomach in Swiss Cottage on Wednesday afternoon.

The Met said officers were called at 4.31pm on June 23 to reports of a stabbing in Dobson Close.

Police officers and paramedics – including from the air ambulance – treated the teenager who was found with a wound to his abdomen. 

A Met spokesperson continued: "The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment; he remains there in a critical condition.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident."

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is in custody at a police station in north London.

The Met is asking for anyone with information to call 101 or tweet @MetCC with CAD reference 5349//23Jun.

Witnesses can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.