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Appeal for witnesses after stabbing in east London

News   •   Jun 02, 2021 14:40 BST

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in east London.

Police were called at around 14.50hrs on Monday, 31 May to Romford Road, E7 to reports of a road traffic collision.

Officers attended to discover a 35-year-old man with stab injuries. An abandoned moped, two helmets, and a knife were also found at the location.

It transpired the victim had been stabbed in Capel Road E7 at around 14.30hrs by two suspects on a moped. The victim then pursued the pair in a blue Land Rover, before colliding with them in Romford Road. The riders fled the scene.

The stab victim was taken to hospital where he was treated and subsequently discharged. He was arrested on suspicion of GBH and taken into custody where he remains.

Enquiries continue to trace the two moped riders.

Detective Inspector Daniel Thompson, of North East Command, said: “Detectives from the North East Command are investigating this serious incident which took place in a public place, and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time. As we piece together what happened, any information - however small - could be crucial and I would urge people to come forward. I would like to reassure the local community that whilst this is believed to be an isolated incident, they can expect to see enhanced patrols from their neighbourhood officers in the coming days.”

Please contact police on 101 quoting CAD 3992/31MAY21.

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