Ilford – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Ilford Recorder
A person has been knifed to death and another has suffered critical injuries in a violent incident in the Ilford district of Hainault, local newspaper the Ilford Recorder has reported.
Local residents told the paper that the deceased was stabbed in their throat in the incident, which occurred late yesterday evening. Police were called to reports of two men found stabbed in Hainault’s Manford Way. Ambulance crews were also in attendance. One man died from his injuries at the scene, while the other was taken away to hospital by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service who described his current condition as ‘critical’.
A spokeperson from the Metropolitan Police service, which polices the Greater London area, told the Ilford Recorder: “A crime scene remains in place.
‘Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.’
‘There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.”
Hainault is around five miles from Ilford’s city centre and 22 miles from Central London. It is largely a residential area popular with families and commuters.
Witnesses to the attack on Friday night have been encouraged by police to come forward. They can dial either 101 (non-emergency number), asking for police and giving the crime reference CAD 8451/12Oct, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The man who was found injured and taken to hospital was in his twenties, but no other details were reported. Police are still investigating.
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“Hainault stabbing: Man knifed to death and another man critically injured” – Ellena Cruse, Ilford Recorder/Archant Community Media Ltd (13 October 2018) http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/man-stabbed-to-death-in-hainault-1-5735384
“File:Hainault, Huntsman Road – geograph.org.uk – 602684.jpg” – Nigel Cox, geograph.org.uk via Wikimedia Commons (30 October 2007) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hainault,_Huntsman_Road_-_geograph.org.uk_-_602684.jpg – Nigel Cox / Hainault: Huntsman Road /