Update: As of 7.20am on Wednesday, February 24 the Brixton victim is still in a critical condition, the Newham victim’s injuries were found to be non-life threatening.
Two teenage boys were rushed to hospital on Tuesday (February 23) night after two separate stabbing incidents.
Both are in life-threatening conditions, and no arrests have yet been made.
The first attack took place in Brixton at around 6.15pm, the second in Newham at 6.55pm.
Police were first called to Henry Road, near the Myatts Field North Estate in Brixton, where they found a 16-year-old boy.
The victim was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, and a crime scene was set up.
A Section 60, which temporarily gives police extra stop and search powers was authorised for the areas between Brixton Road, Camberwell New Road, Denmark Hill and Coldharbour Lane, and ended on 6.45am on Wednesday.
Read the full story on the Brixton stabbing here.
Less than an hour later another young boy was found stabbed in Newham.
Police were called to Gillman Drive, and the teen was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
Enquiries into the circumstances continue and there have been no arrests so far.
A crime scene remains in place.
You can read the full story on the Newham stabbing here.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 6277/23Feb (for Brixton) or CAD 6614/23Feb (for Newham).
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.