Man dead and another injured after double stabbing in east London

11 February 2023, 11:03 | Updated: 11 February 2023, 13:28

The stabbings took place in Hackney, east London
The stabbings took place in Hackney, east London. Picture: Twitter
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A man has died and another is in hospital after they were stabbed in east London in the early hours of Saturday morning, police have said.

Officers rushed to a hospital in east London in the early hours of this morning where two men had turned up with knife wounds.

One man, 26, died from his injuries, while the condition of the second man, 24, is unknown. Police believed they were stabbed in the area of White Post Lane, Hackney Wick.

A crime scene in place in Hackney
A crime scene in place in Hackney. Picture: Twitter

The family of the 26-year-old has been informed of his death, and formal identification will take place along with a post-mortem examination.

Police have not made any arrests and are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation led by detectives from the Specialist Crime unit.

Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting ref 1222/11feb, or Crimestoppers to get in touch anonymously.

It comes after a man in his 50s died after being stabbed in a separate incident in south London, also in the early hours of this morning.

A police statement said: "Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 1.30am on Saturday February 11 to a critically injured man at a flat in Hicken Road, SW2.

"The man, aged in his 50s, was taken to a London hospital suffering stab injuries. Despite the efforts of medics, he died a short time later.

Read More: Man in his 50s dies after being stabbed in south London, police say

Part of White Post Lane beside the bridge over River Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick has been cordoned off by police while a forensic team collects evidence following the stabbing.

Blood splatters and evidence markers could be seen from outside of the police tape. Officers at the scene are redirecting pedestrians around the cordoned area, and local bus routes have been diverted.

Police extended the cordon up to Cadogan Close near Victoria Park shortly before noon, including a footbridge over the river towards the crime scene.

Police at the scene of the Hackney double stabbing
Police at the scene of the Hackney double stabbing. Picture: Twitter

A security team had also been working to redirect football fans in the area for the West Ham v Chelsea match at nearby London Stadium.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed that the number of people killed with a knife in England and Wales in 2021/22 was the highest in 76 years.

The ONS said the recent increase was driven by an 18% rise in the number of male victims, from 184 to 218, in the 12 months to March 2022.

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