Police appeal for witnesses after two men stabbed outside Gants Hill nightclub on Christmas morning

The crime scene in Gants Hill that Odongo was trying to walk through when he assaulted the Pc.

The crime scene in Gants Hill that Odongo was trying to walk through when he assaulted the Pc. - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed during a fight outside a nightclub in the early hours of Christmas Day.


Residents reported seeing a forensic crime scene investigation team outside Faces nightclub in Cranbrook Road at around 10am on Christmas Day, with one eyewitness claiming to have seen “fully suited up CSI guys” examining the ground outside the venue on their hands and knees.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that officers were called to Cranbrook Road at 2.45 am on December 25 to reports of a fight outside the nightclub.

He said that when officers arrived at the scene two men aged 31 and 33 had both suffered stab wounds.

London Ambulance Service were called and both males injured in the incident were taken to separate east London hospitals where they remain in stable conditions.

A temporary crime scene around the area had also been in place briefly, he confirmed, but has now been lifted.

Tony Bee, who owns the nightclub, told the Recorder Faces management were aware of the incident but that it had little to do with the nightclub itself.

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He said: “There was an altercation some 15 to 20 minutes after we had closed on Christmas Eve involving some people who had been at our club, but they were involved in an incident with a group of people who had not been in the club at all.

“They had left our premises safely, it was the people who hadn’t been in the club that then caused a fight.

“We opened as normal on Boxing Day and the police remain confident our club is as safe as it’s ever been.”

No arrests have been made and Redbridge CID are continuing their enquiries.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.