Man, 29, arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after 23-year-old stabbed in back at pub

24 July 2022, 14:41 | Updated: 25 July 2022, 19:14

A stabbing took place in Hornchurch
A stabbing took place in Hornchurch. Picture: Google Maps

By Will Taylor

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a stabbing in east London.

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Officers on patrol were made aware of a 23-year-old being attacked just after midnight on Saturday at the Fatling Hornchurch pub.

Paramedics gave first aid to the victim and he has been taken to hospital, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Next of kin has been informed about his injuries.

Detective Sergeant Simon Williams, from the local policing team in Havering, said: "This has been a fast-moving investigation and I would like to thank the many members of the public who got in touch to assist with our enquiries.

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"I am aware that footage of the incident has been posted on social media and I would ask the public to now stop sharing the video out of respect of the victim and to avoid prejudicing any future court proceedings."

The pub wrote on Facebook: "Sadly last night we had an incident here at the Fatling outside the pub, thankfully due to the speedy actions of the staff members and our medically trained door team the incident was dealt promptly and we are pleased to say the victim is well and recovering."

Call 101 101 quoting CAD 36/23Jul or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.