Man shot in Hackney’s Clarence Road less than an hour after double stabbing

A middle-aged man was gunned down on Monday evening (Dec 5) less than an hour after a double stabbing in the same trouble-torn street in Hackney central.

The man, who is believe to be in his 50s, suffered a bullet wound to the leg in the attack which took place in Clarence Road - the scene of some of the summer’s worst riots - shortly before 7.15pm.

He was taken to an east London hospital where police say he was in a stable condition.

Operation Trident, the Met’s special gun crime unit, is investigating.

Emergency services had received reports less than an hour ealier of a stabbing in Clarence Road.

They found two young men, aged 20 and 17, in nearby Dalston Lane after the street violence, which happened after 6.30pm.

The 20-year-old was taken to hospital with a stab would to the back and the 17-year-old was hospitalised with a stab wound to the chest. Police say they are both now in a stable condition.

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Police are not linking the two incidents. No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.