'Massive stabbing' outside London hospital as NHS says 'do not come to A&E'

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'Massive stabbing' outside London hospital as NHS says 'do not come to A&E'

Patients are being urged not to visit the hospital’s A&E whilst police deal with the incident. The victim is not believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

Old Street Roundabout and Great Eastern Street have both been closed causing considerable disruption.

Police were first called to reports of a stabbing at 5.40pm.

In a statement they said: “A man has been taken to hospital with stab injuries.

“His condition is not thought to be life threatening. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Photos from the scene show a large number of police officers on the scene with cordons in place.

On Twitter Moorfields Eye Hospital tweeted: “Please do not visit our A&E at City Road.

“The area is currently blocked off by the police due to an incident in the area.

“If you have an eye emergency, sudden sight loss or injury, please log on to speak to one of our doctors online first.”

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“Policeman cordoning off the road told me it was a stabbing.”

LBC News broadcaster Jay-Louise Knight commented: “Old Street Roundabout is CLOSED due to a police investigation.

“City Road is also shut both ways from Bath Street to Peerless Street. AVOID!”

Knife crime in London had reached a record level before coronavirus hit last year.

Office for National Statistics figures show there were 15,080 knife offences in the year to September 2019.

On Tuesday a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death at Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Police were called to the north London location after reports of men fighting.

An 18-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of murder.

A second male, also aged 18, was detained on suspicion of affray.

Metropolitan Police chief superintendent Sara Leach commented: “My thoughts are with the loved ones of the young man who has been killed in this incident.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed


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