Teenager stabbed in the head by machete-wielding gang in Wanstead

PUBLISHED: 10:01 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:33 14 March 2018

Officer were called to Selsdon Rd, in Wanstead, at 4.40pm last night. Photo: Google

Officer were called to Selsdon Rd, in Wanstead, at 4.40pm last night. Photo: Google


A teenager has been stabbed in the head and two others injured after being chased by a gang brandishing knives and machetes in Wanstead.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to reports of a man being stabbed in the head in Selsdon Road at 4.40pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 13).

On arrival they found three boys, aged 16, 17 and 18, sitting on a wall visibly bleeding from their heads.

It is believed they were chased by around eight men, some on foot others on bicycles, whose faces were covered by masks or balaclavas.

Unable to escape, one of the victims was attacked by the group while the other two victims went back to help.

One teenager sustained two deep stab wounds to the rear of the head, another victim sustained a cut to his right ear and the third a cut to his forehead.

LAS administered first aid to the victims.

Call the East Area Command Unit with information on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

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