Three left with life threatening injuries after three stabbings in just 90 minutes

17 February 2020, 07:26

Police have dealt with three stabbings in just 90 minutes across London
Police have dealt with three stabbings in just 90 minutes across London. Picture: PA (file photo)
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Three men are in life-threatening conditions in hospital after three stabbings in the capital in the space of just 90 minutes.

The three separate incidents occurred on Sunday night with a man in his 30s suffering stab wounds after officers were called to a fight on New North Road, Ilford, at 5.44pm on Sunday. London Ambulance Service attended and took the man to hospital, where police said he remains in a life-threatening condition.

Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and he is in custody on Monday morning.

The incident came just half-an-hour after another man, who is believed to be a teenager, was stabbed in Hackney.

Police said they were called to Brooke Road in East London at 5.15pm and the man has been taken to hospital where he is in a life-threatening condition. 

No arrests have been made, but senior police officers have placed a Section 60 stop and search order on the area which will be in place until 10am on Monday.

That stabbing came after police were called to Sandringham Road, Barking at 4.24pm.

London's Air Ambulance rushed to the scene and a man in his mid-20s was rushed to hospital, where officers said he remains in a life-changing condition.

Police said two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a crime scene is in place. 

A police spokeswoman said that the stabbing in Sandringham Road is believed to be linked to an incident in Porters Avenue, Dagenham, during which a 19-year-old man received a knife wound to his hand.