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Air ambulance scrambled as teen stabbed outside William Ellis School gates 

Air ambulance landed inside school gates

12 June, 2017 — By Tom Foot, William McLennan

Police make arrest after day time attack 

A TEENAGER was stabbed outside William Ellis School this afternoon (Monday).

A 16-year-old boy was treated at the scene by air ambulance medics, who landed a helicopter inside the grounds of the secondary school in Highgate Road at around 2pm. Another teenager was arrested “very rapidly” afterwards, a witness said.

It is believed the victim was stabbed multiple times in the neck. His condition is said to be non-life threatening. It is believed the attack took place outside school grounds, near to the Parliament Hill tennis courts.

Staff from William Ellis provided first aid before emergency services arrived. The school said that none of their pupils was injured in the attack.

One witness, whose home overlooks the school, said: “I saw lots and lots of police. It was so overwhelmingly unusual to see such an amount of police outside the window. A young man was clearly arrested very rapidly. Somebody was taken into the back of a police van.”

They said that the person who had been arrested was not wearing a school uniform.

Vivian Yip said: “Police brought a sniffer dog and were checking the rubbish bin and the hedges.”

The London Ambulance Service said a paramedic was on the scene after one minute, adding: “We treated a teenager at the scene and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre.”

The Met said it had not yet had an update on the boy’s condition and that he had been taken “to a north London hospital”.

A statement added: “A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and taken to a north London police station for questioning.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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