London stabbings: Two men critical after separate knife attacks just hours apart

19 September 2019, 09:30

Police were called to two separate stabbings just hours apart last night
Police were called to two separate stabbings just hours apart last night. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

Two men are in hospital following separate stabbings in London last night. One victim is critical after an attack in Queensbury. A few hours later a man was also found injured in Poplar.

The two street attacks took place in Queensbury, north west London and Poplar, east London.

Police say a 25 year old man was attacked in New Village Avenue, Poplar at 11.15pm.

One man was stabbed in Village Avenue, Poplar
One man was stabbed in Village Avenue, Poplar. Picture: Google

He was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

Detectives have launched an investigation into the attack.

A Met Police spokesman said: "​An investigation has been launched by detectives from the Central East Command Unit. There has been no arrest at this stage."

More than three hours later, at 2.36am on Thursday, Tower Hamlets tweeted that officers were still at the scene.

A second man is also in a critical condition after he was stabbed in Eton Grove, Queensbury at 6.30 pm.

Police found a man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering from knife wounds.

The second stabbing occurred in Queensway
The second stabbing occurred in Queensway. Picture: Google

He was airlifted to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

Police put a section 60 stop and search order in place until midnight, covering the wards of Queensbury, both Brent and Harrow, and Kenton.

A police spokesman said. "Next of kin have been informed. Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing. No arrests."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation in Poplar is asked to contact officers at the North West Command Unit on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6796/18Sept. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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