Mother in her 30s is left fighting for her life ‘after being knifed in front of her children in triple stabbing that also left their father injured’ hours after man, 26, was critically wounded in another knife attack three miles away in London
- More blood spilled on streets of London today after triple stabbing in Leyton
- Woman left in critical condition and two men injured after attack at 3.30pm
- Witnesses said vitims were mother and father and that their children watched
- Bloodshed came one hour after man was knifed in Forest Gate three miles away
A woman is fighting for life following a triple stabbing on a busy main road in broad daylight, as London’s bloody start to the new year continues.
The victim, in her 30s, and two other men were attacked in Leyton, East London, at around 3.30pm today – just an hour after a man was stabbed three miles away.
According to eye-witnesses, the attack took place in front of the woman’s children while one of the two male casualties is the children’s father.
The woman remains in hospital in critical condition, while the two men suffered injuries that are less severe, police confirmed.
Met Police officers surround the scene in Leyton, where a woman was stabbed and two men were slashed
Neighbour Greg Dash said: ‘Just got in to find my neighbour shook up – he just saw a family get stabbed in Leyton. Mother and father in front of their kid. Horrible. Police were there in minutes.’
The attacker remains at large and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called to Church Road, E10 at 15:37hrs on Saturday, 5 January following reports of a man injured.
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a woman with stab injuries and two men with slash wounds.
‘They have been taken to an east London hospital for treatment. The woman aged in her thirties is in a critical condition. Both men’s injuries are not life threatening or changing.
‘No arrests have been made. A crime scene is in place. Police in Waltham Forest continue to deal. Enquiries continue.’
Bloodshed: Today’s stabbings happened within an hour of each other just three miles apart
London’s Air Ambulance rushed a 26-year-old stab victim to hospital following an attack in Forest Gate
Videos posted online showed at least three police cars blocking off the street while worried neighbours crowded around the crime scene.
The triple stabbing came just an hour after a 26-year-old man was critically injured following a stabbing in Forest Gate, Newham, just three miles away.
Officers arrested a man on suspicion of GBH and he is currently in custody.
Lee Pomeroy, 51, was stabbed multiple times following an altercation on-board a Guildford to London Waterloo train at around 1pm yesterday. The married father of one, was on his way into London with his 14-year-old son for a day out when the deadly incident happened
Yesterday, a 51-year-old father was fatally stabbed in front of his son on a train to London from Guildford.
Lee Pomeroy had been heading to the capital with his 14-year-old son for a day out when the deadly incident happened. Today would’ve been his birthday.
A 35-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Farnham area on suspicion of his murder.
‘Beautiful’ mother Charlotte Huggins became the first knife crime fatality of 2019 on New Year’s Day when she was discovered with stab injuries at a south London home hours into the new year.
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