Stratford stabbing: Man seriously injured in knife attack after rushing to friend fighting gang of thugs

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A man was seriously injured in a knife attack after he rushed to a friend who was fighting a gang of thugs in east London.

The 28-year-old victim was found collapsed on a busy road after he was stabbed in the stomach in the incident in Stratford.

He had been called by a friend who was having an altercation with a group of men at Maryland Point, police said.

He was stabbed and managed to walk a short distance before he collapsed, while the suspects fled from the scene.

Emergency services raced to the incident, which happened shortly after midnight on Sunday, July 16, and the victim was rushed to hospital.

He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition having suffered what police described as “life-changing injuries”.

The officer in the case, Detective Constable Jon Saddington, from Newham CID, said: “The victim is still in hospital after this attack and is likely to have life-changing injuries.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the attack or the events leading up to it to call police.

“We need to understand what has happened and we need to catch whoever was responsible for this attack.”

The man who stabbed the victim is described as black, aged in his early 20s and wearing dark clothing.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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