Boy, 12, charged over east London stabbing

Boy will appear at youth court after incident in Ilford that left 20-year-old man with non-fatal stab wounds

A 12-year-old boy has been charged over a non-fatal stabbing in east London.

The Metropolitan police said officers were called to Marlands Road, Ilford, just before 4pm on Thursday where a 20-year-old man was found with stab wounds.

He was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were assessed as not life-threatening.

The boy was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. He was charged on Friday with robbery and possession of a bladed article.

He was due to appear at Barkingside youth court on Saturday.

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