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Student stabbed at Elephant & Castle

A student has been stabbed in an attack by a gang of up 20 youths at the Elephant & Castle's London College of Communication.

Thursday 2 December update: The University of the Arts London has asked us to point out that the only person injured in the incident described below was a member of the college staff in his 50s. We are happy to set the record straight.

The victim, a black man in his 20s, was attacked by up to 20 Asian youths in the college library on Thursday afternoon.

He is understood to be in a stable condition after receiving several stab wounds. Fellow students who tried to protect the victim have been treated for minor injuries.

A member of college staff suffered minor puncture wounds from a sharp object during the incident.

Police were called at approximately 5.30pm to reports of several males fighting outside the college in St George's Road.

A statement from the LCC says that a group of a dozen young males who were not connected to the college entered the building and jumped the security barriers.

Police say that there is no indication that the attack was racially motivated.

The London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing) is part of the University of the Arts, London.

A police spokesman told the London SE1 website that the matter will be the subject of further inquiry and there have been no arrests at this stage.

The college says that it is undertaking a thorough investigation of the incident, and security measures are being reviewed accordingly. Staff and students concerned about the incident have been offered support from the college.

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