A 19-year-old man is in a stable condition after being stabbed in the leg.

He was attacked in Billet Road, Walthamstow, near the junction with Durban Road, at just after 1pm yesterday (Tuesday October 18).

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

It is not believed to be gang-related but a spokesman said officers were keeping an open mind over a motive.

Police, ambulance crews and an air ambulance all attended the scene.

They were called shortly before 1.15pm by a passer-by.

The victim is currently recovering in hospital.

A Met spokesman said: "Billet Road was busy at the time of the incident and many people may have seen what happened."

Witnesses are urged to call Waltham Forest CID on 020 3276 0971.

To remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In is the second reported stabbing in Walthamstow in less than a week, but the two incidents are not believed to be connected.

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