Suspected shoplifter arrested after man stabbed in Exchange Ilford shopping centre
A suspected shoplifter has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a member of the public inside the Exchange Ilford shopping centre in High Road, Ilford this afternoon.
A police officer had approached a man he suspected of shoplifting from Clinton Cards outside the store at around 4.20pm.
The suspect allegedly pulled a knife on the officer and then stabbed a passer-by in the forearm.
The victim’s injuries were described as “not life-threatening” by a police spokesman.
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said two ambulances were called to the scene and two patients were treated and taken to hospital.
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There are currently no further details of the suspect who has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and shoplifting.
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