Bottles and missiles thrown at police as teen is stabbed in Clapton

Masked group kick off late night melee.

The scene following the stabbing on Chatsworth Road. Image:   ‏@HeNrY9719

The scene following the stabbing on Chatsworth Road. Image: ‏@HeNrY9719

Officers in Hackney are appealing to witnesses to a stabbing on Chatsworth Road last night.

Police arrived at 11.30pm Saturday night following reports of a stabbing and found an 18-year-old man suffering stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to an East London hospital where his condition is serious but not life threatening.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “Officers at the scene were threatened by a large group of around 30 people. The group had covered their faces and threw bottles and other missiles at police. No officers were injured during this incident.

“One emergency response team officer pursued and apprehended a suspect in connection with this incident despite continuing threats from a volatile crowd.

“An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and affray. He has been taken into custody at an east London police station. Enquiries continue”.

The stabbing took place between Blurton and Glenarm Road near a Percy Ingle shop.

News first broke on Twitter last night with people nearby posting:

Over the past ten years, Chatsworth Road and the adjacent streets have seen a marked difference as the area changes, and has become more gentrified, with an influx of new independent businesses and more affluent residents. It is also home to the new revived Sunday Chatsworth Market.

 

This is the second assault this week involving groups, in Hackney. On Thursday night Two men in their 20’s were attacked, as they sat in a car on Shrubland Road in Dalston. No arrests have been made.

Anyone who witnessed or has information concerning this incident should call Hackney Police by dialling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

About Remi Makinde

Remi Makinde Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans for 18 years, and with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional past behind her. She runs a London based pet care business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces.

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