Teens stabbed in leg and slashed in face in Stoke Newington

Gang of five suspected.

Two teenage boys were stabbed in the leg and slashed in the face by a gang of thugs in Stoke Newington.

The 16-year-olds were walking along Shakespeare Walk at around 11pm last night (Wednesday) when a group of five young men, thought to be in their late teens, got out of a car and ran up to them

The teens, who are not known to police, were attacked before officers arrived and the victims were taken to hospital with non-life threatening or changing injuries.

The area is associated with the SOS (Soldiers of Shakespeare) gang but police would not comment on any links.

No arrests have been made but one of the suspects is described as wearing a black hooded bomber jacker while another is slim, clean shaven wearing a blue Adidas jacket.

Anyone with information should call Det Sgt Kevin Logan on 020 7275 3666 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.