Two teenage schoolgirls have been stabbed as they walk to school in the space of three days in Croydon.
A 15-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed in the arm at around 8.20am this morning in St Paul’s Road after another 15-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed in the leg in Moffat Road on Wednesday at around 8.50am, both teenagers were attacked by a stranger.
Both schoolgirls were taken to hospital where their conditions were confirmed to be not life threatening.
The teenagers both go to separate schools and at this stage it is not thought they are known to each other.
Detective Inspector David Adams of South Area Command said: “These attacks are almost identical in nature and I am confident that they are linked.
“I have taken the decision to release a clip that was captured by a witness to the second incident and appeal for the community to tell us who this individual is.
“We are doing everything they can to identify and apprehend this suspect and enhanced patrols are being conducted in the area at the start and end of the school day.
“Please do contact police or speak with officers on patrol if you have concerns or information.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1294/06NOV.
To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org.
Pictured: Footage of someone police wish to speak to from second incident
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