A member of the Take A knife Save A Life group who patrol Havering’s streets each week to remove knives and other dangerous weapons was shocked to learn of a stabbing having taken place behind his house in Barking.
The Taksal member saw many emergency service vehicles pulling up behind his property yesterday afternoon and then seal off the area after discovering a man had been stabbed.
A spokesperson for the Met told the Havering Daily: “Police were called at 16:24hrs on Sunday, 16 February to Sandringham Road, Barking, to reports of a stabbing.
“London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended.
“The victim, a man in his mid-20s, has been taken to an east London hospital. His condition is critical.
“Two males (no further details) have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue.
“If any young people have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org/ where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.
“If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.”
The incident is being linked to a stabbing in Porters Avenue, Dagenham, with a male, believed aged 19, stabbed in the hand. A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue.