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16-year-old boy critically ill in hospital after Bow stabbing (updated)

By on April 2, 2018 in Crime & Policing

A 16-year-old boy remains critically ill in hospital after being stabbed in an incident in Bow yesterday evening.

Statement by Tower Hamlets police at bottom of page.

Scene of incident at Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow

Incident in St. Leonard’s Street

Police were called at 18.05 hrs on Sunday 1st April to a parade of shops in Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow, E3 where the victim was found with serious stab injuries.

 

London Ambulance Service (LAS) took the victim to hospital where he remains this morning.

Police officers at scene of incident at Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow

20 police vehicles

“I was near there my grandson who was coming home from Bromley-By-Bow station after finishing work at the O2,” said one resident who did not wish to be identified. “There must have been 20 police vehicles there.

Police officers at scene of stabbing in Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow.

Two helping police with enquiries

Two people were arrested near the scene last night and it is believed the two suspects are helping police with their enquiries.

Police officer at scene of stabbing in Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow.

 

Police officers at premises of Perfect Fried Chicken in Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow.

Slip road closed

The slip road off the A12 northbound to Davos Road remains closed.

No further details have been released.

Estate at rear of Coventry Cross shops.

 

Police officers at scene of stabbing in Coventry Cross, St. Leonard’s Street, Bow.

Police Update Tuesday 3rd April

“At around 18-06hrs on Sunday 1st March, Police received a 999 (emergency call) informing police that a young person had been stabbed at PFC Limited (Chicken takeaway shop) 82 St Leonards, Street, E3.

Police immediately contacted the London ambulance service.

Police arrived at 18-13hrs and the London ambulance service shortly after. A 16 year old male was at the location, he had been stabbed in the chest. He was taken to The Royal London Hospital in a critical condition.

Two 16 year old males were arrested near to the scene and are a currently in custody, a third suspect was arrested on the morning of Monday 2nd April.

A number of edged weapons were recovered near the incident location.

A crime scene was put in place at the location and is still active. The scene has been forensically examined and a specialist search team will attend shortly for any further investigative opportunities.

Bethnal Green Police CID are leading this investigation and further suspects have been identified.

The victim is in a serious but stable condition.”

 

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