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.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”