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Two teens stabbed ‘covering’ Islington road in blood

'He was stabbed many times: in the leg, head and buttocks'

06 September, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Popham Road on Wednesday night: Credit Samir Jeraj

CHILDREN walked to school yesterday morning past a street “covered in blood” after two teenagers were stabbed on Wednesday night.

Two boys aged 18 and 17 were rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds after reports of a group of boys fighting at about 9pm in Popham Road, by Essex Road station.

One Hedingham Close estate resident said he heard “shouting and screaming” as he came home from work in the evening.

A mother, who witnessed the aftermath but did not want to be named, told the Tribune: “When I came out there was a youth on the ground stabbed in the arm.

“Then there was another who was not moving. He was stabbed many times: in the leg, head and buttocks.

“I was so shocked. I have recently moved here and I have never seen anything like that before. For it to happen right on my doorstep is shocking. I thought it was a nice area.”

She added: “They must have just cleaned the street. When I was taking my children to school this morning it was covered in blood.”

A Met police spokeswoman said the police were called at about 9pm to reports of a stabbing.

The teenagers’ wounds are not believed to be life-threatening. After the incident, a so-called section 60 order was put in place across the borough which allows police to stop and search people without reasonable cause for suspicion. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting CAD7790/4Sept or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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