Three men arrested in Romford town centre after man stabbed near London Road Roundabout
PUBLISHED: 15:54 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:19 26 June 2018
Three men have been arrested in Romford, one of them carrying a large knife, after a man was stabbed in London Road.
Video footage circulating online shows a man in a white t-shirt being held to the ground in South Street by three police officers, one of whom is bagging up what appears to be a large bladed weapon.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed officers were called to a commercial property in London Road at 2.47pm, where a man in his 20s who had been stabbed was asking for help.
Paramedics confirmed he was suffering from a stab wound. He has been taken to an east London hospital. There is currently no word on his condition.
Shortly afterwards, enquiries led officers to make three arrests close to the scene. This included an on-foot pursuit by an officer, where a large knife was recovered on one of the suspects.
One man was arrested on suspicion of GBH and possession of a bladed article.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of GBH.
They have been taken to an east London police station where they remain in custody.
The Recorder understands part of the roundabout between Waterloo Road and London Road was closed as police and the London Ambulance Service established a cordon.
From accounts at the scene, one lane of London Road has now reopened.
A number of eyewitnesses have told the Recorder a man was stabbed at the roundabout. The injured victim is believed to have made his way into the Allen Ford car dealership on the roundabout after being attacked.
It is believed staff at the dealership gave the victim first aid for a stab wound to his buttocks.
Police inquiries continue.
The London Ambulance Service have also been contacted for comment.