A 16-year-old boy was stabbed and an 18-year-old man suffered a head injury in a street fight involving students.

Police and paramedics were called to Billet Road in Walthamstow on Thursday where they found the injured man who was rushed to hospital.

The teenager arrived at a hospital soon after, suffering from a stab wound to his hand. He has since been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Principal of Walthamstow Academy in Billet Road, Emma Skae said: “A small number of our students were involved in an incident near school yesterday afternoon which the police are currently investigating.

“It was not school related, however we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour from our students and, once we have a full understanding of what happened, we will take appropriate action.”

It happened a day after police closed off part of Walthamstow’s Fulbourne Road after a group of secondary school students were targeted in an ‘unprovoked’ attack.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 13:35hrs on Thursday May 10 to reports of an altercation in Billet Road, E17.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old suffering a head injury.

“He was taken to an east London police hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

“Shortly after, a 16-year-old male admitted himself to an east London hospital with a stab injury to his hand.

“He was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station and has been bailed to a date in mid-May.

“Enquiries continue.”

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said it sent an ambulance crew and a motorcycle responder to the scene to treat the injured man before taking him to hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the fight to call them on 101 quoting reference number 3963/10MAY or Tweet @MetCC. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or go to crimestoppers-uk.org.