7 stabbings and 2 bodies pulled from river and canal in tragic 48 hours in London

This is a recap of crime in London and it only covers 2 days, in summary;

  • One dead and two injured in triple stabbing in Walthamstow
  • Two young men stabbed in Stratford
  • Two men stabbed in Plaistow
  • Body found in the River Lea
  • Body pulled from Hayes Canal

Full post from mylondon.news website below…

The last 48 hours have seen a lot of violence and tragedy in London.

Seven people were stabbed on Wednesday, March 17, in three separate incidents, one in Stratford, one in Walthamstow and the other in Plaistow.

The police have confirmed that one victim in Walthamstow was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier that afternoon a body was pulled from the River Lea in Hackney, and a man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second person also died despite police efforts to save him from Hayes Canal on Tuesday, March 16.

One dead and two injured in triple stabbing in Walthamstow

There was a triple stabbing in Walthamstow, East London early yesterday evening.

Emergency services arrived at the scene at Lea Bridge Road just after 5pm, where the 18-year-old victim had suffered a stab wound to his neck. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.08pm.

Emergency services said two other people were injured in the attack, and it has since been clarified that they were family members.

Witnesses reported lots of police activity in the area.

Two young men stabbed in Stratford

Two men were rushed to hospital last night (March 17) after being stabbed in Stratford.

The two men, believed to be in their late-teens/early 20s, were found on Major Road, near the East Village, suffering from stab wounds.

The men were rushed to a hospital in East London and their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Two men stabbed in Plaistow

Police were called to Plashet Road

A 25-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were taken to hospital, both suffering from stab wounds after being attacked late on Wednesday (March 17).

Initially, police were called to Plashet Road at 11.30pm where they found the 25-year-old with stab injuries. Shortly afterwards, a 27-year-old was discovered in Clegg Street with a stab wound to the leg.

Both were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. Met Police officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics were called to the scene.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Met said the 25-year-old was not in a life-threatening condition, while a condition update on the 27-year-old was not yet available.

Body found in the River Lea

The body of a man in his 70s was pulled from the River Lea in Hackney yesterday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Police and emergency services, including the fire service and ambulance responders, were called to a stretch of the river near Harrington Hill at 1.30pm after a body was sighted in the river.

The man’s body was pulled from the water, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police are treating the death as ‘unexplained, but not suspicious’.

Body pulled from Hayes Canal

A man died despite police efforts to save him from Hayes Canal.

On Tuesday (March 16) the police were called to the canal near Neal Road following reports of a person in the water.

Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended and recovered the person from the river.

But the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene .

In an update on Wednesday (March 17), police said the man’s death is currently being treated as non-suspicious. A post mortem will take place in due course.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish his identity, but no formal identification has taken place.