A 16-year-old from Harrow has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in north-west London.
Police were called about 2.45pm on Tuesday over reports of armed males in the park off Carlton Avenue East in Preston Park, Brent.
Emergency services including the London Air Ambulance attended and found a 21-year-old man collapsed in the park with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital in a critical but stable condition.
Police were called at 14:44hrs today to reports of armed males at Carlton Avenue East, #Brent. Police, London’s Air Ambulance & @Ldn_Ambulance atteded. Officers found a male, aged teens, suffering from stab wounds. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
— Brent MPS (@MPSBrent) July 9, 2019
A teenager was also found in the park suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds.
A section 60 order, allowing police special search powers, was granted for several wards in Brent until the early hours of Wednesday.
Preston Park is getting shut and Carlton Ave East is best to avoid pic.twitter.com/LAtd57yKrc
— Preston Police (@MPSPreston) July 9, 2019
The 16-year-old will appear in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Anyone who witnessed the incident in Preston Park is asked to phone North West area CID quoting 4789/9JUL, tweet to @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.