Boy, 16, stabbed on Hackney’s Nightingale Estate during ‘brawl with machetes’

PUBLISHED: 18:06 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 08 May 2018

@NightingaleEstate tweeted:

@NightingaleEstate tweeted: "Never seen a horse response unit to a #stabbing on an Estate before. One for the history of #nightingaleestate. And here come the choppers"


A teenager has been stabbed in a fight that saw “young lads with machetes attacking each other” on Upper Clapton’s Nightingale Estate this afternoon.

The boy, believed to be 16, sought treatment at the Nightingale Practice following the altercation near the estate’s community hall just after 3pm.

A man who had been in the waiting room of the GP surgery in Kenninghall Road described his shock to see the boy come in.

“There was blood everywhere – on the counter and all over the floor,” he said.

“He was shouting and crying, and said he’d just been stabbed. He was limping and the nurses carried him to the back room.”

He continued: “I was in the surgery this morning with my daughter to get her checked out. I can’t tolerate the experience, so how could she have tolerated it?”

The Nightingale Estate community group reported on Twitter: “Mass brawl on the green of Nightingale Estate. Group of young lads with machetes attacking each other.

“One, or more, likely stabbed and have run for cover in Nightingale NHS Practice. Being treated. That’s the third stabbing on this estate in a year.”

The group added: “Never seen a horse response unit to a #stabbing on an estate before. One for the history of #nightingaleestate. And here come the choppers.”

A spokesman for Scotland Yard told the Gazette the boy’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, and no one else is thought to be hurt.

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