A schoolboy is in hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed in Ealing, west London this evening — just yards from school gates.

Another teen has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, cops have confirmed.

There are unconfirmed reports that the victim is a Year 10 pupil, My London reported.

Police initially said that the boy was in a life-threatening condition but they have since provided an update to say that he is no longer fighting for his life.

Emergency services are currently at the scene

Officers were called to Elthorne Park Road at the junction with Boston Road at 5.44pm.

Elthorne Park High School, in Hanwell, is just yards from where a police cordon has been put in place.

Before the update on the boy's condition, a police spokesperson said: "Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found an injured boy, his condition is believed to be life-threatening.

"The Air Ambulance Service also attended and transported the victim to hospital."

The shocking incident happened in Boston Road in Ealing this evening

According to witnesses there is an air ambulance, three ambulances and heavy police presence at the scene.

The spokesperson added: "The road is closed while emergency services work at the scene.

"One male has been arrested for attempted murder and is currently in police custody.

"A Section 60 has been implemented until 4am on Saturday, September 14 throughout the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.

"If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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