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Stabbed teenagers held after Oxford Street confrontation

Police officers at the scene of Oxford Street stabbing
Image caption The incident happened outside an H&M store

Two teenagers who suffered stab wounds in a confrontation in Oxford Street in central London have been arrested, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The incident happened outside an H&M shop at about 16:35 BST on Wednesday.

A Met spokesman said officers found an 18-year-old man with abdominal injuries caused by a knife. The force was later alerted to a 15-year-old boy being treated in hospital for stab wounds.

Both have been arrested. Their injuries are not considered life threatening.

The incident opposite Bond Street Tube station prompted road closures in the Oxford Street area.

The 18-year-old was taken to a central London hospital. His condition is described as serious but stable.

The police spokesman said it was believed he had been confronted by three men in the street.

The 15-year-old was being treated in an east London hospital.

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