Officers investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Porlock Street on Wednesday night have issued descriptions of two suspects.
Just after 3pm on Wednesday police were called to reports of a boy injured outside the Porlock Hall Pupil Referral Unit in Porlock Street SE1.
Officers say that the teenager had been stabbed five times as he walked home from school.
The victim remains in hospital where his condition is described as "serious but stable".
The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 16 or 17 years old, of average build who was wearing a black parker jacket.
The second suspect is described as a black male, also 16-17 years of age. He was wearing a black hooded top and had a short afro hair style. He was also wearing 3 or 4 gold chains around his neck.
Witnesses are asked to call the incident room on 020 7232 6145, Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or Southwark Police on 020 7232 6222.
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