Police looking for ‘group of suspects’ following stabbing near Chadwell Heath school

Police have barred access to Gresham Drive.

Police have barred access to Gresham Drive. - Credit: citizenside.com

Officers investigating a stabbing yards from a school in Chadwell Heath have said they are looking for a group of suspects.

A spokesman for the Met Police said the incident, which happened yesterday in Gresham Drive, was believed to have taken place following a fight just before 4pm yesterday.

A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering with a single stab wound to the torso.

He was said to be in a “critical but stable” condition today.

A search of the area was launched with the assistance of the Met’s police helicopter.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Redbridge CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.