24 hours at A&E Viewers were shocked to see the story of a 15-year-old girl who was stabbed on her way to school.
Mildred, 15, was on her way to school in London with a friend when a stranger followed her and stabbed her in the thigh.
The teen was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting and doctors immediately gave him a CT scan to determine if there were any internal injuries.
A paramedic attending Mildred at the scene described how the teenager “only realized he had been stabbed when he saw blood on the floor.”
Police Response Officer PC Harris said a young man was stabbed to death after hearing a call “the last thing I expected”.
“I have never been to a person under the age of 18 who has been stabbed,” said PC Harris.
“I was trying to get us to the right place as soon as possible. Your palms start sweating. You may start to move a little because you have too much adrenaline.
“Being the first to come on the scene is a feeling of great pressure. If he is stabbed in the leg, there is a strong possibility that he will bleed from the arteries. If so, there is something to be done about it.” You have a few seconds to do that. “
In this episode, Mildred’s mother, Joyce, says that she received the call.
“This morning, I saw Mildred doing her hair in her room. When she finished, she shouted, ‘Mom, I’m going to school,’ and I thought, ‘OK, I’ll see you later.’ And he closed the door. “Joyce began.
“A few minutes later, I heard the doorbell ring. It was my husband and he said, ‘Mildred was stabbed.’
Joyce added: “I was trembling, nervous, shocked – at that moment, [I wondered] Why Mildred?
“I didn’t know where the knife went. I was asking myself a lot of questions like what happened and will she recover? Will I see her alive or will I see her dead?”
The distraught mother described her daughter as “the daughter that everyone wants. She is my happiness, and she knows how to talk to people. She will make you happy.”
A medical consultant named Mark told the camera how serious the stabbing could be.
“The knife will first pass through the skin and muscles and then damage the deep structures from the tendons, ligaments and arteries,” Mark said.
“It could be a range of minor injuries from a deadly object.”
Police were later seen talking to Mildred about the identity of the assailant.
She explained that she had “never seen him before” but that she would “recognize him immediately” if he saw her again.
Police told him: “It’s very rare, so rare. Do you know if he touched your friend at all?”
Mildred replied: “No, I moved it in front of me. Do you know why anyone would do that?”
Officers said she was “very unlucky” and that she was “at the point where she decided to attack.”
“You can’t blame yourself because you couldn’t do anything different,” he said.
Doctors also told the teen that “feeling angry, scared or upset is completely normal.”
Mildred later explained that she was slowly starting to feel better.
“I’m starting to regain my strength and regain my confidence. Growing up in London, you always hear about the deaths of other children and children your age affected by this violence,” he said. . “
“You never thought it would be you.”
He added: “I am still determined to do everything I want to do. I must not allow certain things to take me out of my way and make me feel weak or inferior.
“I definitely feel like I got that flexibility from my mom. I realize how much it affects me all the time.”
Viewers were amazed at what happened to Mildred.
“Poor girl. She was just going to school,” one wrote on Twitter.
Another added: “Blimey! What a way to start the episode.”
And a third commented: “Just saw # 24HrsAE. What a world we live in when a 15-year-old girl is stabbed by a complete stranger on her way to school!”
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