Masked group kick off late night melee.
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:
Just saw a lil boy get bottled on chatsworth road.. He was out of it on the floor all limp.. I really hope he survives! The kids of today..
— Nakiya milan (@NakiyaMilanf4m) February 8, 2015
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.
A man dragged his daughter over to the lil boy on the floor n said “look! This is da parties u wana go 2 where these things r happenin” — Nakiya milan (@NakiyaMilanf4m) February 8, 2015
Saw something horrible happen on chatsworth road earlier. Powerless to stop it. Feel crap.
— Monsieur Mural (@Monsieurmurals) February 8, 2015
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.