A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has been bailed until April following his arrest in connection with the stabbing of a teenager in Croydon town centre.
Police were called to Ruskin Road at approximately 7pm on Tuesday to reports of a stabbing, finding a 14-year-old boy with a stab wound to the leg.
The 12-year-old was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He has been bailed pending further enquiries to return to a south London police station in April.
An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said: "I saw a young black boy of 14 or 15 in his school uniform.
"He was sat on the floor with his leg bleeding. There were about ten other school children around him, all similar ages.
"The boy had been stabbed on his right leg around his thigh near his knee. Someone had tried to make a bandage and he was holding something on it.
"There was a good amount of blood, it looked serious but he was sitting up talking. He was in shock but he was responding."