‘When are these teenagers going to stop? Stabbing in Dagenham.

An Elm Park resident was ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ last night as he left a meeting in Dagenham and came across yet another stabbing.

The local Havering resident who did not wish to be named, was leaving the meeting in Church Elm Lane when he saw a man on the floor with ambulance crews treating his head.

Emergency Response vehicles at Church Elm Lane. Picture thanks to Facebook.

He told the Havering Daily :

I was shocked that there had been yet another stabbing on our streets. I came out of the meeting just after 9pm when I witnessed ambulances and police vehicles parked up and a man being treated on the floor for a knife slash wound across his head.

We were told that there were two youth on bikes wielding what appeared to be a machete like weapon on the streets and that they had slashed the man across the face.

We couldn’t believe that it was all unfolding here in front of us. When are these teenagers going to stop? When are they going to learn that they are putting people in life changing situations?

It is shocking and appalling really, these teenagers need to stop this and realise the consequences of their own actions.”

A spokesperson for the Met police told the Havering Daily:

“Police were called on Thursday 24th October at around 20.40 to reports of a stabbing on Church Elm Lane in Dagenham.

“Officers attended the scene and found a 17 yea old male suffering from a stab injury to his head.

“The London Ambulance Service attended and it was deemed to be a laceration. He was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

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