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A teenage girl has been left in a critical condition and is fighting for her life in hospital after she and another teenage girl were stabbed.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of an assault in Norwood Road in West Norwood, Lambeth, at 4.41pm on Sunday, April 25.
Upon arrival, police report that they found two girls, aged 16 and 17, suffering from stab injuries at the scene, MyLondon reports.
The girls were rushed to a South London hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS), police said, where the first victim's condition is being treated as life-threatening.
Police are awaiting an assessment of the second victim’s condition.
Reports on social media earlier suggested the stabbings happened outside Superdrug towards the Southern end of Norwood Road, just before the road forks to become Norwood High Street and Knight's Hill.
One eyewitness said on Twitter they had seen a teenage stab victim "bleeding through their clothes on the pavement" as they drove through the area.
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Other eyewitnesses said an air ambulance "landed on top of B&Q" in the area before carrying away a stab victim.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 4.41pm on Sunday, April 25 to reports of an assault on Norwood Road, SE27.
"Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Two teenage girls, aged 16 and 17, were found suffering from stab injuries.
"They were taken by LAS to a south London hospital; the first victim’s condition is being treated as life-threatening. We await an assessment of the second victim’s condition.
"Officers remain in the area and a crime scene is in place."
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4970/25Apr. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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