Four teenage boys were arrested after a shopkeeper was stabbed in the leg during a ‘robbery’ in Bexley.
The owner of the Bexley Food & Wine shop on Blendon Road was attacked this afternoon, and police said it had been reported that a group of males had stolen alcohol and cigarettes from the shop.
The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the incident in the south east London borough, which took place at around 2.17pm.
Two officers were seen outside the off license following the incident, and police have confirmed they have arrested four people.
Two officers seen outside Bexley Food & Wine in Blendon Road this afternoon following reports of a stabbing
Police are hunting six youths in connection with the attack, which took place at around 2.20pm
A police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called to a shop in Blendon Road, Bexley, at 14.17hrs on Tuesday, 16 April to reports of a robbery.
‘Officers attended. It was reported that a group of males had stolen a quantity of alcohol and cigarettes.
‘The shopkeeper suffered a stab wound in his leg. He was taken to hospital. His injury has been assessed as non life-threatening of life changing.
‘Four teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They have been taken into custody.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson had told News Shopper: ‘We were called at 2:21pm today (April 16) in Blendon Road, Bexley to reports of an incident.
‘We sent an ambulance crew to the scene and took a man to a major trauma centre.’
Police are appealing for resident living in the Penhill Road, Rowley Avenue or Bladindon Drive area with CCTV cameras to review their footage and contact officers.