Girl, 15, stabbed near school as cops Taser ‘knifeman’ in dramatic arrest

A SCHOOLGIRL has been stabbed outside a school in South EastLondon today.

The 15-year-old suffered a wound to her leg in the horror knifing in Eltham with cops tasering a teen suspect they arrested.

The injured girl was found inside a nearby school.

Police were called just after 3pm to reports of a male armed with a knife on Eltham Palace Road.

After officers tasered the teenage male suspect he was taken to hospital as a precaution before being taken into police custody.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 15:03hrs on 14 September to Eltham Hill SE9 after a member of the public reported seeing a male armed with a knife.

"Officers responded and detained a male matching the male’s description, believed to be aged in his teens, on Eltham Palace Road.

"Police taser was deployed and discharged. The male was taken to hospital as a precaution before going into police custody on suspicion of GBH.

"A 15-year-old girl was found suffering from a stab injury to her leg in a nearby school. Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

"Enquiries continue to determine whether the incidents are linked."

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