UPDATE: Barkingside Magistrates’ Court stabbing followed fight in High Street, say police

The scene outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court.

The scene outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court. - Credit: Archant

Police investigating the stabbing of a 31-year-old man outside Barkingside Magistrates’ Court yesterday believe he was involved with an “altercation” with another group before the attack.

The man was stabbed in the neck and another victim received a head injury in the attack, in Cranbrook Road, around 1pm.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A police spokesman said: “At this very early stage, it is thought the two men became involved in an altercation with another group in Barkingside High Street and subsequently attacked outside the court by a male from this other group.”

The London Air Ambulance was sent to the scene and landed in Barkingside Recreation Ground.

The injured men were taken to separate east London hospitals.

The court was evacuated and cordoned off after the attack and reopened around 2.20pm.

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No arrests have been made, Redbridge Police are investigating.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.