12 people in police custody after life-threatening stabbing in London

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The Metropolitan Police have taken 12 people into custody following life-threatening stabbing of a teenager in Southwark, London on New Year Day.

Investigation, which has begun in earnest led to the arrest of 12 suspects.

Police were called at around 23:40hrs on Sunday, 1 January, to a male stabbed in the area of Seeley Drive, SE21.

According to Met Police, officers attended along with ambulance colleagues.

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“An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering stab injuries. His condition has been assessed as critical. The man’s family have been informed,” the police said in a statement on Monday.

An investigation has been launched led by detectives from the Met’s Central South BCU.

“A total of 12 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation; all of whom remain in police custody.

“Any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call 101, ref 8388/01jan. To remain 100 per cent anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org,” the statement said.

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