The Metropolitan Police say they were called to the scene on Thornbury Way in Walthamstow, east London, following the attack on Wednesday night where the victims were found
Multiple people have been stabbed in an attack in east London. Police were called to the scene on Manston Court off Thornbury Way in Walthamstow, east London, on Wednesday evening.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service shortly after 9pm. Earlier, residents heard a police helicopter flying over the area.
Sky News reported that four teenagers had been stabbed and seven detained following the incident. The arrests made cover offences including violent disorder, affray, and possession of an offensive weapon.
All of the victims are believed to be aged 15 or 16. A large crime scene remains in place in the area. Police have stressed that they believe the incident to be isolated and that other people are not at risk.
In a statement, the Met Police said: “Officers are currently on scene dealing with a multiple person stabbing in Walthamstow, E17.
All victims are receiving treatment in hospital and we await an update on their condition. This is an isolated incident and we don’t believe there is a risk to members of the public. The conditions of the victims are no longer believed to be life-threatening.
Anyone who saw anything has been urged to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 7922/11MAR20.
Following the incident, Waltham Forest MPS tweeted: Due to the recent stabbing in Walthamstow officers have been given additional search powers under Section 60 of CJPOA for Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone area.
Last year saw more than 15,000 crimes involving a knife or blade in London, a record high.