Crime & the Law

Hackney police appeal for witnesses to gang-related stabbings where one victim was only 12 years old

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Detectives in Hackney are appealing for information and witnesses in their investigation into two stabbings on Tuesday, 23rd June.

One of the victims is only 12 years old.

They believe the stabbings are linked and gang related.

First incident

In the first incident, police were called at 9.47 pm by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to Gorsuch Street after reports of a fight and stabbing.

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital by LAS suffering stab injuries to his hand and leg.

He remains in hospital and his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Second Incident

In the second incident, police were called at 10.14 pm on the same day to a stabbing near the entrance to flats at Stanway Court, N1.

Officers found a 12-year-old boy suffering from a total of eight stab wounds to his chest and back.

He was taken by LAS to a central London hospital.

His condition is now serious but stable – not believed life-threatening.

The investigation

Detectives from the Trident Gang Crime Command are investigating.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

The suspects for the first stabbing are two black males on bicycles, who had earlier been part of a larger group chasing the victim.

The suspect for the attack on the 12-year-old boy is described as a young black male, aged approximately 15 to 25 years.

He made off on foot.

Anyone with information regarding either of these incidents is urged to call Trident via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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