Teenager Shot And Stabbed
27 November 2013, 11:59
A man's been questioned by police after a 15 year old was shot and stabbed by five masked men who stormed their way into his home in east London.
A 23 year old was arrested on Tuesday 26 November 2013 on suspicion of attempted murder.
He was taken to an East London police station for questioning and has now been released on bail pending further enquries.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses to come forward following the attack on Friday 22 November.
Police were called just before 3am after a family was awoken by five male suspects who had forced their way into their home in Grange Road, Plaistow.
The men were armed with knives and a firearm and were all wearing balaclavas.
Once inside, they stabbed a 15-year-old boy and also shot him in the leg. He was taken to hospital where his condition was said to be serious and potentially life changing.
Police said the boy has no gang links and was not believed to be involved in crime.
Anybody with information should contact the Metropolitan Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police patrols have been increased in the area in order to provide reassurance to the local community.
The arrested man was released on bail to return to an east London police station in late January 2014.
Detective Inspector Garry Moncrieff of the MPS Trident Gang Crime Command said: "Somebody in the local community must have information which can help police identify the people who committed this horrendous attack on a young boy in his own home. I would like to appeal to anyone with information to contact police immediately."