Boys stab 12-year-old outside Croydon Tesco

14:46 22 January 2014

The Tesco Express on Whitehorse Road (Picture: Google Street View)

The Tesco Express on Whitehorse Road (Picture: Google Street View)

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A 12-year-old boy has been stabbed in Croydon by three suspects said to be between the ages of 12 and 15.

During the attack, which happened around 5pm on Monday outside the Tesco Express store in Whitehorse Road, the boy was stabbed in his hand and leg following what police described as “an altercation”.

“It appears the suspects have attempted to rob the victim and then after a brief altercation, the victim has then been stabbed twice,” said Det Insp Simon Harding from Croydon CID.

He added this was the third stabbing involving young people in Croydon over the past couple of weeks.

One suspect is described as a white boy, with blond hair and blue eyes, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a black woolly hat, dark jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The other two suspects are both described as black boys, one approximately 5ft 2ins tall and the other approximately 4ft 11ins tall.

Police said all three suspects are believed to be aged between 12- and 15-years-old. The victim’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Contact Croydon CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

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