“Machete” man’s roof stand-off following second Homerton stabbing

?@twobuyfour tweeted: "Damage to the roof of Nisbet House, #Homerton #E9. After last nights machete

?@twobuyfour tweeted: "Damage to the roof of Nisbet House, #Homerton #E9. After last nights machete man." - Credit: Archant

Armed man seen on the roof of Nisbet House in Homerton High Street before he was finally arrested.

?@twobuyfour tweeted: "Damage to the roof of Nisbet House, #Homerton #E9. After last nights machete

?@twobuyfour tweeted: "Damage to the roof of Nisbet House, #Homerton #E9. After last nights machete man." - Credit: Archant

A man was stabbed on Homerton High Street on Friday night – the second within the space of a week in the immediate area.

Police and the ambulance service were called at 8.22pm on January 9 where they found a man in his 40s suffering from stab wounds which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A police spokesman said: “The suspect was within a block of flats off Homerton High Street at the time and the police were with him.”

But the man fled, and people took to social networking site Twitter warning there was an armed man on the roof of Nisbet House.


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Victor Tarre tweeted: “Be careful #homerton. a man on the roof of nesbit house with a machete #e9.”

Police said a man was subsequently arrested at about 1am Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder, and has been remanded in police custody.

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