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Arrest made following a stabbing in Canning Town on New Year’s Eve

News   •   Mar 08, 2019 11:58 GMT

Officers investigating a stabbing in Canning Town on New Year’s Eve have made an arrest.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent by the Met’s Proactive Gangs Unit in the early hours of Friday, 8 March following a warrant at an address on Grange Road, E13.

He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains.

At approximately 19:55hrs on Monday, 31 December 2018 police were called to reports of a stabbing at a commercial premises on Hermit Road, E16.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 22-year-old man suffering from stab wounds to the body.

He was taken to an east London hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

It’s believed the suspect travelled to the address on a moped before carrying out the attack within the commercial property.

Detective Sergeant Olly Clark, Met's Proactive Gangs Unit said: “This is a prime example of the work we do on a daily basis to bear down on violent crime and help keep London safe.

“It was a brutal and brazen attack which could have quite easily been fatal.

“I hope today’s arrest highlights our dedication to protecting our communities and targeting dangerous offenders.”

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