UPDATE: Police want to speak to man who ate victim’s McDonald’s before Ilford stabbing

Police believe the incident happened at about 10.30pm yesterday

Police believe the incident happened at about 10.30pm yesterday - Credit: Archant

A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital on Monday night with stab wounds after a fight broke out when someone ate his food.

Forensic teams were still working on the scene this morning

Forensic teams were still working on the scene this morning - Credit: Archant

The victim visited McDonald’s in High Road, Ilford with a female friend where he ordered something to eat.

He then returned a few minutes later to complain to staff that a man, who police believe later assaulted the victim, in the restaurant had eaten some of his dinner.

There was a fight inside the fast food restaurant which then spilled out onto the street.

The victim and his friends were followed off from the venue by two suspects and two other black male youths.

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There was a second fight in the High Road opposite Marks & Spencer during which the victim was stabbed twice.

He was taken to hospital with a stab wound to the chest and remains in serious but stable condition.

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Police were called to the scene at about 10.20pm.

The two main suspects made off into Cranbrook Road, past Ilford train station and into York Road.

Both are described as black males aged between 18 - 25 years old, with short black hair and were wearing dark coloured puffer type jackets and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms.

One of the suspects may have a silver tooth.

A police cordon remained in place around the McDonald’s until Tuesday afternoon.

Ambulance crews were called to Chadwick Road, Ilford just before 10.30pm where they treated a man for stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital as a priority and next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Det Con Rush on 020 8345 2733 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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