Update: Injuries to boy, 16, not thought to be life-threatening after stabbing report

Injuries a 16-year-old boy sustained after reports of a stabbing in Dagenham are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police were called to Broad Street just before 1am this morning. The teenager was said to be in a critical condition earlier today but a Met Police spokesperson said this afternoon his injuries are “not thought to be life-threatening”.

He was taken to an east London hospital.

Barking and Dagenham Police said in statement: “A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody at an east London police station.

“The Trident Gang Crime Command has been informed.

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“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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