This is the shocking moment a teenager was stabbed on a zebra crossing by a hooded thug in full view of a mother and her young child.
CCTV footage captured the attack at around 12.45pm on Tuesday in Gravesend, Kent.
The stabbing was carried out in broad daylight after the victim was chased across a busy road.
The victim was taken to a London hospital for treatment as Kent Police continue their enquiries.
In the clip, the victim, who is wearing a blue T-shirt, can be seen hurrying down the pavement being pursued by his attacker.
The camera cuts to another angle as the young boy runs across a zebra crossing before skidding and falling on the ground.
The masked knifeman then lunges toward the youngster four times with the blade in hand - appearing to stab him in the stomach.
The victim kicks out repeatedly to defend himself before his attacker scarpers passed a horrified woman holding hands with a toddler.
The injured teenager manages to get to his feet and runs to hide in a nearby newsagents while he waits for his attacker to leave.
The driver of a black vehicle, who witnessed the attack as they waited at the crossing, mounts the pavement and drives toward the knifeman in an attempt to stop him getting away.
Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance all arrived at the scene a short time later.
The boy was taken to a London hospital for treatment as officers continue their enquiries.
CCTV footage captured the attack at around 12.45pm on Tuesday in Gravesend, Kent, after the victim was chased across a busy road
The male victim was taken to a London hospital for treatment as Kent Police continue their enquiries
A spokesman for Kent Police told MailOnline: 'Kent Police was called at 12.47pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021 to a report a teenage boy had been assaulted by another person in Milton Road, Gravesend.
'Officers attended alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance.
'The boy has since been taken to a London hospital for treatment to an injury which is consistent with a stab wound.
'Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information, including mobile phone footage or privately held CCTV that captures the incident, is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting 15-0672.
'You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.'