A 14-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Walthamstow.

Officers have cordoned off a section of the street where the attack took place this afternoon and they remain at the scene.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at around 13:10hrs on Monday, 2 July, to reports of a male stabbed on Farmilo Road, E17.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

“A boy - believed to be aged 14 years - was taken to hospital suffering stab injuries. He remains in a stable condition and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“Detectives from Waltham Forest CID are investigating. Cordons are in place at the scene.

“There has been no arrest at this early stage.”

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said an incident response officer, a motorbike responder and an ambulance crew were sent to the scene. London's Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

He added: "We treated a teenage boy at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority by road."