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Jewish teenager stabbed 12 times in London knife attack

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Described by the Metropolitan Police as a "motiveless and cowardly attack."

A Jewish student from London was rushed to hospital after being stabbed 12 times on Tuesday during an apparent attack by four other boys following an alleged row in the park.

Police and Community Security Trust (CST) were called to the incident in the Primrose Hill area of North London where the teenager was discovered by paramedics suffering from severe stab wounds to his leg. The attackers, described as four white males, had reportedly fled the scene at this point.

The 16 year-old student who attends the Jewish Community Secondary School was then rushed to hospital where he, according to reports by the UK Jewish Chronicle, he was said to be in a “serious condition” and bleeding profusely.

Detective Sergeant Steve Masterson said: “The victim in this case sustained a significant injury that continues to be classified as ‘serious’ and will require surgery.”

"It is vital that we trace and apprehend those responsible for this motiveless and cowardly attack,” he continued.

The CST believes that the attack was not of an antisemitic nature.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman also told MailOnline they were not treating the stabbing as race-related and were keeping an 'open mind' as to the motive.

A school spokeswoman told the Camden New Journal, that an emergency assembly was held at the victims school to offer his fellow students further support should they need it.

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