A 15-year-old boy was arrested by the Met Police this morning after two girls were stabbed on their way to school in Croydon last week.

Police said the teenager had been arrested "in the early hours of Sunday, 8 November at a residential address".

He is now in custody at a South London police station.

As the Croydon Guardian reported previously, the stabbings took place on Wednesday, November 4, and Friday, November 6.

The first happened sometime before 9am on Wednesday.

At the scene on Moffat Road, Croydon, emergency services found a 15-year-old girl who had been approached by a stranger and stabbed in the leg. She was later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The second stabbing took place around 48 hours later, on Friday, when another 15-year-old girl was found on St Paul’s Road in Croydon after she was stabbed by a stranger in the arm.

Similarly, she was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Met Police released CCTV images of connected to the stabbings that showed someone jogging down a street in Croydon.

Detective Inspector David Adams of South Area Command said previously:

"These attacks are almost identical in nature and I am confident that they are linked.

"I have taken the decision to release a clip that was captured by a witness to the second incident and appeal for the community to tell us who this individual is."

On Sunday, police said they the victims both go to separate schools and "at this stage it is not thought they are known to each other" as they continued to appeal for information:

"Anyone who witnessed the incidents or has information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1294/06NOV.

"To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org."