Police have stepped up patrols of open spaces after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in a Greenford park.
The victim was sitting on a bench with his friend in Oldfield Recreation Ground, Greenford Road, at about 4pm on Saturday last week (August 16) when he was attacked by a group of about seven youths.
The boy was punched, kicked and stabbed in the leg, before the suspects ran out of the park via the exit in Greenford Road.
The 16-year-old was taken to a central London hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening and he has since been discharged.
No arrests have been made.
Supt Paul Martin said: “Local police in Greenford , in partnership with Ealing Council’s park patrol services, have stepped up patrols of parks and open spaces and have been providing a visible presence to reassure residents that Ealing’s parks are a safe place to visit. We shall be providing local schools at the beginning of term with messages and information to educate and deter the carrying of knives by our young people.
“The investigation continues into this serious matter which does at this stage appear to be a one-off isolated incident.”
Anyone with information should call Det Con Darren Evans of Acton CID on 020 8721 7041 or 101, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.