A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a stabbing at the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday evening.

The teenager has been charged with grievous bodily harm after the incident, which left Rio Andre, 20, in a critical condition.

He is now undergoing emergency surgery on the wounds he had sustained to his abdomen and hand.

According to Rio’s father, Roy, he was trying to break up a fight when he got stabbed in Ladbroke Grove, west London. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital.

Rio, a student at Hertfordshire University, also works at a sports shop to raise money for his education.

The identity of a man who tried to stop the attacker as he fled the scene remains unknown. The man stuck out his leg in an attempt to trip the escaping thug.

A police spokesperson has said that the teenager appeared at West London Youth Court earlier this morning. He was accused of grievous bodily harm with intent as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to reappear in front of the court on September 28.