Sunday, 11 July 2010

Two stabbings in Hackney on Sunday: London Fields and Stamford Hill

There were two stabbings in Hackney today at about lunch time. One was in London Fields ( near Westgate St) and a 24-year-old man is in hospital. A police spokesman said the victim has "reasonably serious" injuries but there is no murder squad so may not be life threatening. There were no other details about how the incident happened but the park was busy... did anyone see anything?

Hackney Hive provides details of the other Hackney (Stamford Hill) stabbing here.

This afternoon I cycled from my sister's in Haringey to London Fields. She lives near the scene of an attempted murder on Friday (which has been linked to murders in Cricklewood (the victim was Albanian) and East Ham (the victim appears to be from Serbia/Montenegro)).

On the way I stopped in Stamford Hill where a policeman told me a bloody pile of rags cordoned-off outside Barclays Bank in Stamford Hill was the debris from a stabbing (Hackney Hive reports here).

In London Fields, walking towards Broadway Market there was another cordoned-off area (near the concrete table-tennis table) and another pile of rags, the scene of another stabbing.

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