Teen stabbed in back during mass brawl involving ten youths in Norwich

A TEEN was stabbed in the back during a mass brawl in Norwich as the knife crime epidemic rages on in Britain.

The boy, aged in his late teens, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after the horror unfolded last night.

Cops were scrambled to Mountbatten Drive at 9.25pm after a fight between ten youths erupted.

Two men, also aged in their teens, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing and are currently being quizzed by cops in custody.

The bloodshed came an hour before a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a fight outside a block of flats in Isleworth, West London.

Paramedics battled to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

There have been no arrests and a post mortem is being carried out.

BLOODSHED RAGES ON

It comes as Britain battles a knife crisis with 42 people stabbed to death across the country so far this year – including 12 in just two weeks

Just days ago, a 14-year-old boy tried to slash a classmate's face with a meat cleaver in Brent, North West London.

And last week a 19-year-old boy was seriously injured after being stabbed in the chest outside a DLR station in Lewisham, South East London.

Jodie Chesney and Yousef Makki, both 17, were stabbed to death in a devastating weekend of violence earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Scotland Yard chiefs have unveiled plans to tackle the knife epidemic by stop-and-searching 1,000 suspects every day.

It comes as the UK murder rate soars to the highest number for a decade – with 28 people killed in London so far this year.

Knife crime has also increased by eight per cent as violence spirals out of control across the country.

Chancellor Philip Hammond  announced a £100 million funding package to tackle Britain's knife crime epidemic.

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