Northfleet schoolboy attacker's description is released
PUBLISHED: 13:37 08 June 2011 | UPDATED: 17:01 08 June 2011
A knife attack on a teenage boy has prompted his school to issue warnings to its pupils and other schools in the area.
A description of a teenager wanted by police over the stabbing of a schoolboy has been released.
The Northfleet Technology College pupil was knifed in the leg on Park Avenue, Northfleet just after 3pm on Tuesday.
He was taken to Darent valley Hospital where he is still being treated.
Police have issued a witness appeal for the attacker, who was unknown to his victim.
He is described as black, aged around 16 and slim with very short hair and was wearing a grey hooded top and jeans.
Detective Inspector Ian Dampier, said: “While the friends of the victim tended to him, the teenager with the knife walked off in the direction of Dale Road.
“This was a serious incident and shocking incident for the victim.”
Northfleet Technology headteacher Jane Partridge praised his fellow pupils who came to his aid.
She said: “I am extremely proud of the other students whose response helped prevent what could have been a more serious incident without thought for their own safety.
“We are working with the police to make sure this person is apprehended as quickly as possible. We are also talking to our students in assemblies and making sure that other local schools are aware.”
A woman, who did not want to be named, saw the victim sitting on her neighbour’s garden wall shortly after the incident.
She said: “Blood was pouring from him, it was everywhere. He was obviously shocked and had four other lads around him.
“The strange thing was there was no sound before hand of a scuffle. Usually you hear them coming down the street shouting and such but this just seems to be out of the blue.”
Anyone with details about the attack should contact Detective Inspector Dampier on 01474 366091 or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.