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​Appeal for witnesses following stabbing in Newham

News   •   Oct 13, 2020 15:45 BST

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Newham are appealing for anyone with information or footage to come forward. 

Police were called at approximately 16:35hrs on Saturday, 10 October to reports of a stabbing on Cleves Road, E6.

Officers attended and found a 21-year-old man suffering from multiple stab injuries. The victim was taken to an east London hospital and is receiving ongoing treatment. His injuries are not deemed life-threatening. 

Three male suspects, all believed to be aged in their late teens or early 20s, fled the scene before police arrived.

Suspect 1 is described as wearing a black hooded top, with their hood drawn. He appeared to be wearing light/grey coloured tracksuit trousers and black gloves. 

Suspect 2 was wearing a dark coloured hooded top and dark trousers.

Suspect 3 was wearing a dark hooded top, dark trousers and a face mask.

Two boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested at the scene and were later released under investigation.

Detectives are continuing with extensive enquiries into the circumstances of the offence, which is being treated as an attempted murder. 

Detective Constable Kim Lim, from North Area Command Unit CID, said: “The victim was standing outside a block of flats at the junction near Seymour Road and Cleves Road, E6, with friends when he was approached by two suspects with knives.

“The victim was then subjected to a brutal attack, suffering multiple stab wounds. At this point, a third suspect appeared but did not actively partake in the attack. 

“All three suspects then fled the scene, and were last seen running down Cleves Road before entering Priory Park 

“This was a horrific attack and I am urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward. 

“Information from communities can play a vital role in helping police locate perpetrators and in tackling violent crime together.” 

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC, quoting reference Cad 4676/10Oct.

To remain 100% anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.