August 20 2014 Latest news:
Sam Gelder and Sam Blewett
Friday, May 9, 2014
A 20-year-old man has been stabbed in Nando’s restaurant at The Brewery Shopping Centre.
Police were called at 4.50pm today and arrested one man at the scene.
The victim was taken to hospital by air ambulance and the shopping centre has been shut and cordoned off by police.
Jessie Benchrifa, 29, of Hood Road, Rainham, saw the victim propped up against a photobooth.
“He looked like just a kid,” she said. “He was black, wearing a white T-shirt, and blue jeans.
“It was awful, especially at that time in the afternoon. He was laying there unconscious, he wasn’t awake or talking to anyone.
“There was a girl next to him trying to talk to him and there were lots of paramedics there and blood on his shirt.”
Air ambulance crews landed on top of the centre’s car park before treating the victim.
@RobynWallace_ posted on Twitter that she saw the victim lying on the floor: “Boy laying stabbed in the Brewery in Romford. So so scary that it even happens in broad daylight. Hope he’s ok.”