A 16-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was reportedly stabbed in a shopping parade today.

Police and paramedics were called to Leeming Road, Borehamwood, at 1.44pm to reports that a boy was injured.

Locals say the victim was stabbed - while police have confirmed the people involved are believed to be known to each other.

An air ambulance attended the scene too alongside paramedics and armed police units.

The teenager has been taken to St Mary's hospital in London, although Hertfordshire Constabulary has not given any information on his condition.

This afternoon, the Co-op in Leeming Road was taped off by police and forensics were seen working at the front of the store.

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Police have since left the scene.

Initially, at least four armed units attended alongside multiple other police and emergency vehicles.

No arrests appear to have been made yet in connection with today's incident.

In a statement just after 7pm today, police said: "We were called to an incident in Leeming Road, #Borehamwood, at 1.44pm on Sunday, 19 January, where a 16-year-old male was being treated for an injury by paramedics and was subsequently transferred to St Mary’s Hospital.

"We are currently making enquiries, but it is believed that both parties were known to each other and this is being treated as an isolated incident."

Local councillor Michelle Vince reacted earlier this afternoon to the incident.

She said: "Firstly, our thoughts are with the boy who has been injured at this time.

“Last summer I said I was terrified that there was going to be a stabbing in Leeming Road. I’ve been fearing this. It’s a very sad day for Borehamwood.

“Myself, Cllr Jeremy Newmark, and Cllr Richard Butler are going to ask to meet the inspector as councillors this week.

"There were measures put in place previously to make Leeming Road safer and we will ask for these again. We need a stronger police presence here.”

Police enquiries into today's incident are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Detective Sergeant Gemma Badat on 101.