Kent

Stabbed Northfleet College schoolboy leaves hospital

Street where boy was stabbed
Image caption The boy was walking home from school in Park Avenue when he was attacked

A 14-year-old boy who was stabbed in the leg as he walked home from school has been released from hospital.

The youngster, who is a pupil at Northfleet Technology College, received a knife wound at about 1500 BST in Park Avenue, Northfleet, on Tuesday.

Kent Police said the boy had been with a group of four friends when he was approached by a teenager who stabbed him once after words were exchanged.

On Thursday the force said the pupil had been released from hospital.

Northfleet Technology College head teacher Jane Partridge said the attack was not connected to the school, but praised pupils who went to aid the boy.

The attacker was described as being 16 years old, of slim build and with short hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and jeans.

Kent Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to contact officers.

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