A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing near a college in Hornchurch.

The Met Police said the 18-year-old has been released on bail.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Ardleigh Green Road at around 10.40am on February 21.

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Police said an 18-year-old man was taken to hospital but his condition is no longer thought to be life-threatening.

The incident happened near to New City College's Ardleigh Green campus and the college confirmed the injured man was a student.

The college was shut after the incident but reopened yesterday, a spokesperson said.

Principal of the Havering campuses, Jane Smith, praised staff for their response.

She said: "They were incredibly calm and their actions and care undoubtedly helped to save the student’s life."

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A Section 60 stop and search order was authorised for the whole Ardleigh Green area until midnight on the day of the incident.

Police said detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 2318/21Feb.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.