Teen cried ‘mum I’ve been stabbed’ in attack that left her ‘dripping with blood’
A teenager has been arrested following the stabbing of two girls in seemingly random attacks in South London over the past week.
Two girls were attacked in the Croydon area as a stranger slashed them – leaving one “dripping with blood”.
A concerned grandmother rushed to aid one of the injured girls after overhearing her cry out for her mother following the attack.
The 15-year-old had been stabbed in the arm on Friday morning, November 6, just five minutes after waving goodbye to her mum while on her way to school.
Another 15-year-old girl was stabbed in the leg on Wednesday, November 4, by a stranger matching the description of Friday’s attacker.
Paula Anderson – a 46-year-old grandmother from the Croydon area – shared her version of events after she rushed to aid the teenager on Friday morning.
She had been on the way to driving her grandchildren to nursery when she heard the teen scream out that she’d been stabbed, before rushing to the girl’s aid, armed with a towel, and called for the police.
She told The Sun: “I helped the young lady but by the time I came out, the guy had already stabbed her.
“The guy just walked up to her, stabbed her and ran off. He ran off after he stabbed her and she ran the other way.
“I think as soon as he stabbed her, she realised something was wrong but then she ran away and blood was dripping from her arm.
“I was just getting my grandkids into the car and I saw a little girl leaning on the wall.
“I heard her cry ‘mum I’ve been stabbed, I’ve been stabbed.’"
She explained that she at first thought the girl had been fooling around but found her “dripping” with blood.
The brave grandmother used first aid to treat the teen until emergency services arrived – wrapping the stab wound with a towel and attempting to stop the bleeding.
The eyewitness also said that she has been told the teenager is recovering well from the ordeal.
Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of GBH relating to the attacks.
A Met Police spokesperson said: "The teenager was arrested in the early hours of Sunday at a residential address and is now in custody at a south London police station."
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