A manhunt has been launched after a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in London.

Police were called just before 6.30pm today (October 20) to reports of a teenage boy found injured in Charter Avenue, Ilford.

Officers rushed to the scene in East London along with the London Ambulance Service and the boy was taken to hospital with stab injuries.

His condition is not believed to be life-threatening

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.

The Metropolitan Police released a statement today: “Police were called at 6.26pm on Wednesday, October 20 to reports of a teenage boy found injured in Charter Avenue, Ilford.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital with stab injuries. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. At this early stage of the investigation, no arrests have been made.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6328/20Oct. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.