Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Schoolboy Stabbed Eight Times in iPhone Robbery at Bus Station

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Schoolboy Stabbed Eight Times in iPhone Robbery at Bus Station

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Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger

A BOY gasped "I don't want to die" after being stabbed by a gang of youths trying to steal his iPhone, witnesses claimed today.

The 14-year-old was left in a pool of blood at Hammersmith bus station yesterday afternoon after being knifed repeatedly. Witnesses said the boy, named online as "Shankai", had his school uniform cut away as paramedics worked to save him.

The Richmond Park Academy pupil was taken to hospital by air ambulance where his condition was today described as "serious". One passer-by, who helped comfort the teenager, said he saw four people sprinting away. "I thought he (Shankai) was drunk. I asked him if he was all right, and he said he had been stabbed. Then he fell down on the floor. His eyes were open and he was saying 'I'm going to die, I can't see anything'.

"I put my jumper underneath his head and told him to relax. He was worrying about his iPhone, saying 'Have you got my iPhone? …

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