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Teens arrested after ‘life-threatening’ stabbing

The victim was attacked in Walthamstow and is currently fighting for life in hospital

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Two 18-year-old men have been arrested after a stabbing in Walthamstow yesterday.

A man in his 30s was found seriously injured in Brandon Road at around 6pm on 22nd February, along with the two young suspects, who had suffered less severe stab wounds.

The victim is currently fighting for his life in hospital and the teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Earlier that day, police were called to reports of another injured man in a car park in Queensland Close, Walthamstow, after what they currently believe was an unconnected attack.

Police are working to establish the identity of this victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds but is not in “life-threatening” condition, and believe he may have been attacked elsewhere.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick said: “I recognise the significant concern this incident has caused, particularly following a number of similar incidents over recent days, and we are taking significant steps to increase our local policing presence in the area. We are working with partners and our community to do all we can to prevent further violence.

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“Local officers, who know the community, will be on patrol in the area. These are your officers, please speak to them about any concerns you have. Our detectives are also supporting the family of the man who remains seriously ill in hospital.”

The two attacks come a week after four people were stabbed in The Duke pub in Wood Street, an attack police suspect was “targeted” but “not gang-related”.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation into the stabbing in Brandon Road is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 5668/22Feb. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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