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Ilford stabbings: Two men in hospital in serious condition

PUBLISHED: 22:04 21 May 2020 | UPDATED: 11:07 22 May 2020

Two men are in hospital in serious condition following a stabbing which is believed to have taken place in Ilford town centre. Picture: Google Maps

Two men are in hospital in serious condition following a stabbing which is believed to have taken place in Ilford town centre. Picture: Google Maps

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Two men were found with stab wounds in Ilford and Forest Gate which police believe are linked to the same incident.

A Section 60 order (stop and search) is in place until 5.00am for this area.A Section 60 order (stop and search) is in place until 5.00am for this area.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of GBH while a Section 60 order had been implemented in the Ilford town area until 5.00am this morning.

Police were called to Roden Street at 7.15pm onThursday, May 21 to a report of a stabbing.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a male suffering with stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital and his injuries are thought to be serious.

Another man called for an ambulance at a home in Forest Gate suffering stab injuries.

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He also has been taken to hospital with injuries described as serious.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers believe this is linked to the same incident.

“A crime scene is in place while enquiries continue.”

A Section 60 order is in place for the Ilford town area which means police will be searching people they believe may be carrying an offensive weapon.

Ilford South MP Sam Tarry said: “Last night’s events in Ilford were deeply shocking and my deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families at this difficult time.
“As I’ve said before, we need to adopt a much more comprehensive and holistic public health-based approach if we are to tackle the scourge of knife crime that continues to blight our community.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 8094/21 May or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en.


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