Appeal for witnesses after teen shot in the stomach with a crossbow

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Appeal for witnesses after teen shot in the stomach with a crossbow in south London.

THE 17-year-old victim remains in hospital in a ‘serious but stable’ condition after being shot with a crossbow on Sunday, February 14.

Shortly after 10pm, police were called to a report of a crossbow having being shot near to Abbey Wood Railway Station.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the where they found the teenage male suffering an abdominal injury caused by the crossbow bolt.

He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment where he remains – and police have described his condition as “serious but stable”.

It is believed that the incident took place at a bus stop close to the train station.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue with police now appealing for witnesses or anybody who has any information to come forward.

Officers from the South East Command Unit lead the investigation and ask anyone with information that could assist police to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 6489/14Feb.

Alternatively, you can leave information anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
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