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Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan has moved to reassure the community after a spate of violent attacks in the borough from Friday to Monday.
Scotland Yard’s Trident unit is investigating after a teenager and another young man were stabbed in the area in just a matter of hours on Friday night.
The young man, aged in his 20s, suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed outside Maryland railway station at about 8.15pm.
Hours later at 11.20pm, a 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in Barking Road.
Shortly before midnight on Sunday, a 41-year-old man was found suffering from two stab wounds to the thigh in Aldersbrook Lane. He was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.
In the early hours of Monday morning, police were called to reports of a shooting in Freemasons Road. A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital by LAS suffering from shotgun injuries at about 2am. His condition is not life-threatening.
Later that night at 10.20pm, a 25-year-old man was shot in Woodman Street. He was taken to hospital where he remained in a serious but stable condition on Tuesday.
Chief Supt Adelekan: “Officers in Newham, with the assistance of the Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating a number of serious incidents that have occurred in recent days.
“While it may seem that violence in the borough has suddenly increased, it should be understood that these are separate incidents that are not expected to form part of a continuing pattern.
“I am mindful that these events may be of concern to local communities and I am urging any members of the public who may be worried or feel anxious to speak to patrolling officers or contact their local policing team.
“As key partners I would ask you to assist our investigative process by remaining calm and joining us in reassuring local communities.”
He said officers are not in a position to confirm that the incidents are gang-related but it does remain a possible line of enquiry.
Any witnesses are urged to contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.
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