Three arrested after teenager stabbed near east London park

12 November 2019, 09:44 | Updated: 12 November 2019, 10:34

Three people have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed near a park in east London.

Police were called to North Street in Barking at 7.24pm on Monday following reports of a stabbing.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, near Barking Abbey Grounds, where they found a male, believed to be 17, suffering from a stab wound.

The teenager was taken to hospital by ambulance and his condition is life-threatening, police said.

One shop worker said he had closed the store in nearby East Street at 8pm to find police with dogs searching the area.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We don't know when the police came but when we closed we saw the tape.

"They had dogs and everything in the roads and were checking the area."

A police cordon was been placed around a large area of the park between St Joseph's Primary School and St Margaret's Church.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

Inquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding the stabbing, police said.

Witnesses should call the police on 101, quoting ref 6440/11nov.