A teenager was stabbed in the arm on Twickenham Embankment on the afternoon of 8th May. The incident took place at shortly after 3.00pm and the 16 year old was taken to hospital for treatment. According to the Evening Standard, medics have confirmed that his injuries are not life threatening. Police continue to investigate with the grass area taped off between Water Lane and Bell Lane.


Police at Twickenham Embankment
Picture credit: Ruth Wadey / @ruths_gallery on Twitter

The incident received coverage on local social media accounts including @MsFoodBlogger and @ruths_gallery:


The stabbing comes at a time of significant media focus on the levels of violence on London’s streets, particularly involving young people.  Twickenham does not often appear in these headlines but today’s incident forms part of a worrying trend across the capital. No arrests have been made. Anyone with any relevant information should contact the police on 101.