Police tape off Gants Hill pavement after teenager injured in fight with knife carrying man

Police were called to reports of a fight outside a shop in Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, earlier this

Police were called to reports of a fight outside a shop in Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, earlier this evening. Photo: Kal Lavelle - Credit: Archant

A busy high street pavement was cordoned off by police this evening after a teenager pulled a knife during a fight outside a shop.

Police were called to reports of a fight outside a shop in Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, earlier this

Police were called to reports of a fight outside a shop in Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, earlier this evening. Photo: Kal Lavelle - Credit: Archant

Part of Cranbrook Road, a few seconds walk from Gants Hill Tube station, was closed when police were called to reports of a fight at around 5.30pm.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed an 18-year-old was treated at the scene for non life-threatening injuries, while another male was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.

He said: “Some early calls to us seemed to suggest this was a stabbing, but we can confirm the victim was checked at the scene by the London Ambulance Service and this is not the case.”