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Church worker stabbed at anti-crime event

A volunteer church worker was fighting for his life in hospital last night after being stabbed outside an event to keep teenagers away from crime.

The 41-year-old was stabbed repeatedly when he confronted a rowdy gang outside a meeting for young Christians in Deptford, south-east London.

Police said a second victim, a 16-year-old boy, suffered stab wounds to his lower body when he stepped in to help the man at about 9.15pm.

Officers had already been alerted to a large group of youths causing trouble outside the event in Douglas Way shortly before 7pm.

Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder.

Belfast Telegraph


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