Police attacked by masked mob after teen stabbed in Hackney

PUBLISHED: 18:53 08 February 2015 | UPDATED: 20:50 08 February 2015

London Ambulance Service Joint Response Unit tweeted this photo of the crime scene

London Ambulance Service Joint Response Unit tweeted this photo of the crime scene


Police in Hackney had bottles and missiles thrown at them as they tried to reach a teenage boy who had been attacked in Hackney last night.

[Photograph by Henry Kendall-Price][Photograph by Henry Kendall-Price]

Officers were called to Chatsworth Road at around 11.30pm to reports of a stabbing, and found a crowd of about 30 people, who had covered their faces.

As police tried to make their way to an 18-year-old man, who had been stabbed multiple times, they themselves were threatened by the crowd, who pelted the police with bottles and other objects.

The injured teen was taken to an east London hospital, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Despite the volatile crowd, a police officer chased down and arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon, and affray. He is custody at an east London police station, and enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed or has information concerning this incident should call Hackney Police by dialling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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