Victim, in their 20s, rushed to hospital following broad daylight stabbing in Hackney

A victim in their 20s has been rushed to hospital after a stabbing in Hackney as police warn of “anticipated reprisals” in the area.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing on Clarence Road in Hackney just after 5:15pm.

The victim, who is in their 20s, has been taken to hospital and police are waiting for an update on their condition.

No arrests have been made so far and witnesses are urged to contact the police by calling 101 and referencing CAD 5314/24 Aug.

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As a result of the incident, a Section 60 has been authorised from 7pm today until 10am tomorrow for the whole Borough of Hackney.

Police have authorised a Section 60 due to “increased tensions” following the “incident of serious violence” today. In one tweet, officers wrote of “anticipated reprisals” following the stabbing today.

In a tweet Hackney Metropolitan Police wrote: “Police are on scene in Clarence Road #Hackney #E5 after calls to a stabbing at 17:16hrs. Victim in 20s taken to hospital, assessment of his condition awaits.

“No arrests at this early stage – witnesses/ those with info urged to call 101 ref CAD 5314/24 Aug.”

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In a previous tweet, Hackney police wrote :”A Section 60 has been authorised from 24/08/21 1900 hours until 1000 hours (25/8) by Inspector Ireland for the whole of the Borough of Hackney.

“This is due to increased tensions following an incident of serious violence.”

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