Teenager stabbed following gang row, claims witness (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Teenager thought to have been stabbed after an argument in Chigwell
A 16-year-old boy was stabbed following an argument between teenagers, according to eyewitness accounts.
The teenager is critically ill in hospital after being attacked in Limes Avenue, Chigwell at around 8.30pm yesterday.
Police found him on a grass verge by the junction of Limes Avenue and Westmede suffering from a wound to his leg shortly after 9pm.
Nearby resident Brian Harwood, 43, said: “We heard a few people shouting outside at about 8pm.
“Then we heard a guy crying out and my girlfriend went out to see what was going on.
“He was bleeding from his leg so she got him some towels, and a nurse from a couple of doors down helped him.
“He was drifting in and out of consciousness so he didn’t really say anything."
Another eyewitness, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It was a fight between two groups of youths.
“There were six with three on each side. The victim’s group had a tan coloured dog which could’ve been a Staffy (Staffordshire bull terrier).
“They were arguing and I heard one of the other group say ‘I’m going to f****** kill you!’
The witness then said the attacking group got into what he thought was a dark blue saloon and drove off.
They said: “I saw the boy staggering and I thought he was drunk at first and then he collapsed.
“The other two picked him up and I heard them saying ‘Come on! Come on! Let’s go!’ and dragged him about 10ft then he fell down again."
Another resident claimed to see the victim come out of a red car.
Those involved were said to be in their mid to late teens with one of the attacking group described as wearing a white t-shirt and sportswear or tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
Police have cordoned off a section of the roundabout and Limes Lane and are appealing for information.
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