Police were alerted at about 5.30pm yesterday after two teenagers were attacked in Lower Clapton near the Pembury Estate and found two boys, 15 and 16 year old, both suffering from stab wounds. Both teenagers were taken to a hospital, where the 16 year old is said to be in a serious but stable condition and the 15 year old has since been discharged. It is believed neither of the youths were from the estate
Two men aged 28 and 20, were arrested today, Thursday 21 March, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. Both remain in custody at London police stations.
The stabbing comes just over a month after the unsolved shooting death of Joseph Burke-Monerville, who was shot and killed as he sat in a car with his two brothers near the estate, on 16th February.
Anyone with information that may assist police should call Hackney CID on 020 7275 3644. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
This report was updated at 10.15 am Thursday, 21 March to reflect an arrest and medical condition of one of the victims.