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Police attend ‘critical incident’ amid stories of stabbing close to Hainault Tube station

A 13-year-old boy has died and 4 others taken to hospital after members of the general public and law enforcement officials have been attacked in Hainault by a person wielding a sword in Hainault, northeast London.

Officers have been referred to as shortly earlier than 7am to stories of a automobile being pushed right into a home within the Thurlow Gardens space, with stories that folks had been stabbed.

Four folks stay in hospital with accidents believed to not be life-threatening. Both law enforcement officials would require surgical procedure, the Metropolitan Police mentioned.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and police mentioned they weren’t searching for additional suspects. The incident didn’t seem like terror-related, neither is there believed to be an ongoing menace to the broader group, police mentioned.

One man spoke of how the suspect was concerned in a stand-off with police in an alleyway within the Thurlow Gardens space, earlier than listening to a “huge commotion” and a girl screaming.

“This must have been a terrifying incident for those concerned. I know the wider community will be feeling shock and alarm,” mentioned Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan.


Police pledge to determine ‘full facts’ of ‘truly horrific’ assault

Police have pledged to determine the “full facts” of the “truly horrific” incident in Hainault this morning, through which a 13-year-old boy has been killed and 4 others injured.

“The events of this morning are truly horrific and I cannot even begin to imagine how those affected must be feeling,” Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell instructed reporters in Hainault.

“My thoughts are with the injured, their families, and the wider community as we all begin to come to terms with what has happened, and try to understand what has happened here.

“I know that there will be – clearly and understandably – a desire for answers and an explanation. Our investigation is in its very early stages and my officers are working right now to establish the full facts as a priority. We will share what we can when we can with the wider community.”

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 13:08


Injured police require surgical procedure as 4 in hospital

Two members of the general public stay in hospital with accidents not believed to be life-threatening.

Two law enforcement officials are additionally in hospital. Both require surgical procedure however their accidents are additionally not believed to be life threatening, mentioned Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell.

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 12:57


Boy, 13, killed in assault

A 13-year-old boy has died from their accidents, police have mentioned.

He was taken to hospital after being stabbed and died a short while after, mentioned Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell.

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 12:55


Neighbours hail police officer who tried to cease alleged attacker

Neighbours hailed the actions of a feminine police officer who tried to cease the alleged attacker.

Robert Harrison, 71, who was woken by screaming exterior his home on New North Road, instructed The Independent that he heard a person who was “really agitated shouting and swearing” and that “loads of people came out to have a go at him”.

“There was a policewoman by herself trying to stop him,” he mentioned, including: “He lunged towards her and she sprayed him with something. She was trying to stop him from getting to the train station.”

Barney Davis30 April 2024 12:28


What are the newest figures on knife crime in London?

Knife crime offences in London recorded by the Metropolitan Police rose yr on yr within the newest figures, however haven’t but returned to ranges seen earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some 14,577 offences have been recorded within the 12 months to December 2023, Home Office knowledge exhibits.

This is up 20 per cent from 12,119 within the earlier 12 months, however is barely beneath the 14,680 within the yr to March 2020.

Of the 49,489 knife crime offences recorded in England and Wales in 2023, 29 per cent have been by the Metropolitan Police, the next proportion than another drive.

Ian Jones, PA30 April 2024 12:19


Police assertion delayed

An anticipated replace from the Metropolitan Police on the scene of the stabbing in Hainault has been delayed.

Police have been as a result of give a press release at noon, which is now anticipated to probably come at 12:30pm.

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 12:05


Moment man wields sword as seven folks injured in Hainault stabbing

Eyewitness footage exhibits a person wielding a sword in Hainault on Tuesday.

Video exhibits man wielding machete amid stories of stabbing in east London

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 11:55


Latest photographs from the scene at Hainault

Here are the newest footage from the scene at Hainault:

A police officer secures the scene after the sword assault (Getty Images)
A avenue is cordoned off after the assault (Getty Images)
Police tape is seen round a van in Hainault (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)
Members of the general public are directed off the highway after the assault (Getty Images)

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 11:41


Local resident describes watching ‘surreal’ assault unfold

One native resident instructed The Independent they woke as much as “the sound of a huge crash” brought on by “a van that had driven straight into the side of the house opposite” his.

He described watching the occasions unfold and seeing “people running and screaming”, including: “It’s all so surreal for a Tuesday morning.

“I was in my house watching out my window the whole time so I never personally felt worried but kids were on the way to school and my neighbours were on the way to work.”

Police tape round a van on Laing Close in Hainault, east London following reported stabbings and assaults on law enforcement officials (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 11:33


Suspect ‘Tasered after trying to enter house’

The suspect was Tasered by police, an eyewitness has claimed.

“There was about seven or eight police cars entering that road and after another 10 minutes, I saw the guy running towards the station and entered the road opposite the station,” he told Radio 5 Live.

“He tried to get into one of the houses but couldn’t get into it and that’s after they Tasered him.”

Andy Gregory30 April 2024 11:29