POLICE ARE investigating the stabbing of an 18 year old man in Chingford. They believe the injuries were sustained during a fight with three other men.
The incident took place in the early hours of 18th August, with police receiving reports at around 2.30am. They found the victim near a railway crossing on Jubilee Avenue and administered first aid. The London Ambulance Service arrived shortly afterwards and took the victim to an East London hospital, where his injuries were deemed to be not life threatening – probably thanks to the first aid he had received.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and is currently in police custody, but police continue to investigate. Detectives have appealed for information to help the investigation, and in particular they are trying to trace a silver car, possibly a VW Golf, that was seen in the area at the time of the attack.
Detective Inspector Daniel Thompson, who is leading the investigation, said that he needed “to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed any suspicious activity around the railway crossing on Jubilee Avenue.” He continued, “I am especially keep to hear from anyone who saw a silver car that was paying particular attention to this incident. We know that this car stayed in the area for a number of minutes before driving away in the direction of Broadway.”
•Anyone who has any information which may assist police is asked to call police via 101 and quote reference CAD 661/18August. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111 and give information anonymously.