South Woodford stabbing live: Updates as man, 39, rushed to hospital as police and air ambulance seen

A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed this evening (Thursday, June 23). Police and an ambulance were called to the East London scene at around 7.30pm. A large section of pavement where the incident took place outside a chicken shop in South Woodford, Redbridge, as a result.

The 39-year-old victim was taken to an East London hospital. MyLondon awaits an update on his condition.

Photos shared on social media show an air ambulance appearing to land in the car park at South Woodford station, before shortly taking off again. The Metropolitan Police have cordoned off the scene of the incident, by Station Passage. Police tape has been placed around the pavement between Chunky Chicken and Pizza and The Railway Bell Pub.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at about 19:35hrs on Thursday, 23 June to reports of a man suffering from a stab injury on Mulberry Way, E18.

“Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. A 39-year-old man was taken to an East London hospital; we wait an update on his condition.

“A crime scene remains in place. At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called today at 7.33pm to reports of a stabbing in Mulberry Way, E18.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, a medic in a response car, an incident response officer and London’s air ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene before taking him to a major trauma centre.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6998/23Jun.

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