Arrests made after two men are stabbed in Romford
PUBLISHED: 06:38 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:29 29 May 2019
Two men have been stabbed and a further three men have been taken to hospital following an incident in Romford.
The Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to a stretch of the A12 Eastern Avenue near the North Street subway at 9.46pm last night (Tuesday, May 28).
Five men in their 20s were taken to hospital. One of the men who was stabbed was originally thought to be in a potentially life threatening condition, however his condition is now known to be not critical.
Another man received a minor stab wound.
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A number of arrests have been made in connection with the inquiries and police are continuing to investigate the circumstances which led to the men being injured.
Originally it was stated that four men were taken to hospital, however five men were taken to hospital and three of the five men had minor injuries which are now not believed to be stab wounds.
An LAS spokesman said: "We sent a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer, two medics in response cars and three ambulance crews. We also dispatched a response car from London's Air Ambulance.
"We treated five people at the scene and took them to hospital."
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 and quote CAD8152/28May.
People can also call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.