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19/03/2019 14:39 GMT | Updated 19/03/2019 14:43 GMT

Havering College 'On Lockdown' After Teenager Stabbed

No arrests have been made.

Police are investigating after a teenager was stabbed close to a college in east London.

The incident unfolded nearby to Havering College in Essex.

A spokesman for the Met said: “Police were called at 12:22hrs on Tuesday, 19 March to reports of a stabbing on Tring Gardens, Romford. 

“Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service and found a male, believed to be in his late teens, suffering a stab injury. 

“He was taken to a nearby hospital and his injuries have been deemed not life changing or life threatening. 

“No arrests have been made; enquiries continue.”

A spokesman for Havering College would not comment on reports the campus had been placed on “lockdown”, but confirmed: “We are aware of an incident outside our Quarles Campus in Harold Hill earlier today.

“As this is now a police investigation we are unable to make any further comment.”

One parent who has a child at the college told the Romford Recorder: “My son told me it happened in the library. They said he was stabbed in the neck. 

“I just wanted my son to get out of there as quick as possible. It’s so, so scary, it could have been my son, it could have been anyone’s son, I just hope he is OK.”