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Man fights for life after double stabbing in East London as two arrested for attempted murder

BLOOD ON THE STREETS

A MAN in his twenties fights for his life in hospital after a double stabbing in East London.

Police and medics rushed to the scene on Sandringham Road in Barking where multiple stabbings have been reported.

London Air Ambulance were called to the scene, as one of the males was deemed to be in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

The attack is being linked to a stabbing in Porters Avenue, Dagenham, where a 19-year-old male was stabbed in the hand.

Barking and Dagenham Police said in a statement: "Police are on the scene with London Ambulance and London Air Ambulance at  Sandringham Road, Barking at the scene of a serious assault whereby multiple persons have been stabbed.

CRITICAL CONDITION

"One of the males is currently critical with life threatening injuries. A large scene is in place. Please avoid the area."

The Metropolitan Police issued a statement: "Police were called at 16:24hrs on Sunday, 16 February to Sandringham Road, Barking, to reports of a stabbing.

"London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended.

"The victim, a man in his mid-20s, has been taken to an east London hospital. His condition is critical.

"Two males (no further details) have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue."

This comes as London Euston station was cleared yesterday after a fight broke out.

Police were called to reports of a man having been stabbed with a knife but later found no weapons had been used.

Witnesses claimed passengers were seen "running in panic" as the busy station was evacuated today.

Police were called at around 1.27pm today and the station was re-opened a short time later.

Officers said two men were involved in the brawl despite witnesses reporting a larger disturbance.

No-one has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing.