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Appeal following stabbing in Ilford

News   •   May 15, 2019 15:08 BST

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a stabbing in Ilford.

At around 20:00hrs on Sunday, 28 April, two females in a black Mercedes E Class car were attacked by a group of males in Green Lane near the junction with South Park Road.

A 45-year-old man who came to intervene sustained a stab injury during this incident. He was taken to hospital for treatment and discharged the same day.

Five suspects made off on foot.

They are described as a mixture of black and Asian males, all believed to be under 18.

There have been two arrests at this stage. Two males – aged 15 and 16 - were arrested on suspicion of GBH; both have been released under investigation.

The investigating officer, DC Richard Butcher of East Area CID, said:

“I am appealing for any witnesses to come forward. In particular I want to hear from anyone who saw any part of this incident or may have captured it on dashcam footage. This happened on a busy road in the early evening.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call East Area CID via 101 quoting ref CAD NO. 6637/28APR19

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.