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Man collapsed in Harold Hill street after stabbing

A police cordon outside a home in Kingsbridge Road, Harold Hill, where a man collapsed after being stabbed at an address in the nearby Kingsbridge Close. A police cordon outside a home in Kingsbridge Road, Harold Hill, where a man collapsed after being stabbed at an address in the nearby Kingsbridge Close.

Friday, December 6, 2013
12:00 PM

Witnesses have described the horrifying moment they saw a blood-soaked man stumble into a Harold Hill street for help after suffering a stab wound.

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Police investigating the stabbing in Kingsbridge ClosePolice investigating the stabbing in Kingsbridge Close

Colin Payne, 41, of Kingsbridge Close, was seen “bleeding from the waist” in Kingsbridge Road at 11.30am on Monday.

When police and ambulance services arrived they found him collapsed on the pavement being cared for by two women. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

One resident who saw him in the street from their house said: “He came up the road covered in blood and fell to the floor. He was bleeding from his waist.”

Mr Payne’s condition is now said to be stable and no longer life-threatening.

•Jason Da Costa, 44, of Kingsbridge Close, was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.

He appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where he was further remanded in custody and sent for trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on December 16.

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