Man in his 20s fights for his life after being stabbed at Hackney Marshes music festival in east London
A reveller has been stabbed at a music festival in east London in the latest spate of blade violence to rock the capital.
The man, aged in his mid-twenties, has been rushed to hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Emergency services were scrambled to Hackney Marshes at 6.45 this morning where they found the victim with multiple knife punctures.
A second male, aged 19, was discovered unconscious nearby.
He was taken to an east London hospital. His condition is deemed not life threatening.
At this early stage it is believed that the two males are known to each other.
Officers from Central East command investigate. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.
Detective Constable Simon Johnston investigating said: ‘Hundreds of people attended the music event on Saturday, 17 August that ended with a young man fighting for his life in hospital.
‘Did you see, hear, or happen to take footage of a violent incident on the Marshes? Do you have information that could assist the investigation? If you can help please don’t hesitate to contact police.
‘Your information, no matter how small, could be a piece that is currently missing from the picture of last night’s events that we are building.’