Boy, 12, stabbed in chest at flats in Hoxton, north London
25 June 2015
From the section London
The 12-year-old was stabbed close the entrance of the flats in Hoxton
A 12-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed eight times in a gang-related attack, police said.
Shortly before the child was attacked, near flats in Hoxton, north London, police were called to another stabbing nearby following a fight.
A 19-year-old was found with stab injuries to his hand and leg in Gorsuch Street. His injuries were not thought to be serious.
Police said both stabbings were linked.
The attack on the 12-year-old happened near flats in Stanway Court at about 22:15 BST on Tuesday.
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