School locked down after horror stabbing as victim is rushed to hospital – with attacker still on the loose | The Sun

A SCHOOL is on lockdown following a nearby stabbing.

A man was knifed close to the gates of New City College in Hornchurch, East London, at about 10.40am today.

Students and teachers were told not to leave their classrooms and no pupils were allowed to enter the premises.

Some parents claim their kids were later rushed from the grounds in an emergency evacuation, MyLondon reports.

The victim, whose age has not been confirmed, was taken to hospital in an unknown condition.

Cops are urgently trying to trace the attacker, who fled the scene.


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A spokesperson for the school said: "We are investigating what happened and the college is currently on lockdown so no students can come in."

The surrounding area remains cordoned off with traffic and pedestrians being diverted.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch at approximately 10.41am on February 21 to reports of a male who had been stabbed.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the male, was taken to hospital for treatment – his condition awaits.

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"No arrests; enquiries continue."

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