A college has confirmed that two of its students were "involved" in an incident where two teenagers were stabbed.

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) has released a statement after a double stabbing in Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow on October 16 which happened near to its Plaistow campus.

Two teens suffered stab wounds and were taken to hospital, with part of Prince Regent Lane closed following the incident.

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A spokesperson for NewVIc said: "On Monday 16 October we responded to an incident which occurred on Prince Regent Lane, involving two of our students and an external group.

"The incident resulted in two of the persons involved receiving treatment in hospital.

"Thankfully, they are both recovering and are safe and well. The emergency services were called and responded quickly to the incident."

Newham Recorder: A crime scene was put in place after the double stabbingA crime scene was put in place after the double stabbing (Image: Pedro Campos)

They confirmed that students were told to stay in class on the campus "until the situation had been dealt with".

"We take the safety and security of our students and our staff extremely seriously," the spokesperson added.

"Our priority is always to ensure that the college is a safe place for learning."

The college remains open, the spokesperson said.

"We have robust levels of security on site and we will take steps to ensure that remains the case. Staff are regularly patrolling the campus for further reassurance." 

The college's statement comes after a student described feeling "traumatised" by what happened.

The student said: "I’m now kind of scared to go to college now fearing for my life."

NewVIc's principal and chief executive, Susanne Davies, said it understands the "worry and upset" the incident will cause to students and staff. 

"I would like to reassure students, staff and members of our local community that we are working closely with the police who are investigating the matter," she added.

"Support is in place for anyone who needs it. We are also offering similar support to students.”

In a social media video posted on the same day as the stabbing, a group of males - including one who appears to be carrying a knife -  appear to be seen running down Prince Regent Lane. 

It is unconfirmed whether this is connected to the double stabbing.