Youth charged with GBH after officer saves stab victim's life

23 December 2012

New Scotland Yard

A 14-year-old boy is bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday, 24 December, charges with GBH with intent and possession of a knife.

The boy was arrested by Camden officers in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old youth in Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 on Friday, 21 December.

A second 14-year-old boy [A] has been released without further action.

Both were arrested after Metropolitan Police officers saved the life of a teenage stabbing victim in Camden.

The officers were in Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 when they came across an injured male shortly before 17.45hrs on Friday, 21 December.

One officer provided medical assistance, including CPR, before the arrival of London Ambulance Service.

The second officer chased a suspect on foot and arrested a 14-year-old boy [A] near to the scene. A second 14-year-old boy [B] was arrested a short time later.

Detective Superintendent Raffaele D'Orsi of Camden police said: "The victim had suffered a serious stab injury. I have been advised by medical staff that the actions of the officers at the scene saved this victim's life."

The victim was subsequently taken to a west London hospital where his condition has been described as stable.