Police officers and paramedics from the London ambulance service descended in numbers just after 2.20am on Sunday morning (December 4th) to Hamilton Road at the junction of Ilford Lane in the town following the early morning attack.
An incident manager from the London ambulance service can be seen holding a torch to assist paramedics in giving life-saving treatment to the person involved who was found collapsed in the street after they had been stabbed multiple times. Six Police vehicles can be seen parked near the area that has been turned into a crime scene.
An ambulance Incident manager along with officers and paramedics can be seen working on the seriously ill person. One bystander said that it didn’t look took good all we know is the person has been stabbed. Police have closed the road off and moved everyone on.
A crime scene has been put in out and a number of buses with passengers aboard have become stranded in the closures. Services 169, EL1 are now unable to service the area and have been put on divert.
The London ambulance service and the Met Police have been contacted for more information.
A spokesman for the Met Police said:
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a stabbing in Ilford.
Police were called at around 2am on Sunday, 4 December, to reports of a fight in Ilford Lane near the junction with St Luke’s Avenue and Wingate Road in Ilford.
Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues. A 17-year-old male was taken to hospital suffering stab injuries. We await an assessment of his condition.
An investigation has been launched and cordons remain in place as forensic examination continues at the scene. There has been no arrest at this early stage.
Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are asked to call 101, ref 702/04dec. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.