Four stabbed in Walthamstow pub attack

Police currently believe the attack was “targeted”

The crime scene at The Duke (credit: Penny Dampier)

Police were called to a Walthamstow pub last night after an attack that saw four men stabbed and left one fighting for his life.

Police were called to The Duke in Wood Street at approximately 8.15pm on 13th February and found three injured men inside, while the fourth was found in nearby Shernall Street.

The men, ranging in age from 22 to 42, were taken to hospital with stab wounds and the youngest was in “life-threatening condition” for more than 24 hours but has since slightly recovered.

The Metropolitan Police are appealing to the public to help them find out more about the events leading up to the attack, which they suspect was “targeted” but do not believe was gang-related.

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Detective Inspector Grant Stevens said: “We are in the early stages of piecing together what happened last night and would like to hear from anyone who was inside the pub and witnessed the attack.

“Whilst news of this kind is concerning, I would like to reassure the community that we believe this was a targeted attack and there is nothing to suggest any wider risk to the public. We do not believe it was gang related.

“Officers will remain in the area throughout the day and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak with them.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6988/13Feb. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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