A young man is fighting for life after he was stabbed near an east London Tube station.
Police and paramedics raced to Cranbrook Road, near Gants Hill station, at about 2.40am on Sunday where they found a man in his 20s suffering from stab injuries.
He was rushed to an east hospital where he remains in critical condition, Scotland Yard said.
Cranbrook Road was closed both ways for almost 12 hours after the incident, as motorists were warned to avoid the area.
Pictures posted on social media show a large police cordon in place as forensics officers carry out investigation work.
A Met Police spokesman said no arrests have been made.
Gants Hill closed off by police. Traffic building up on side roads. #Ilford— Tyrone J. Francis (@TJFrancisLive) March 5, 2017
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that may assist the police investigation, should contact Ilford CID via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the crimestoppers-uk.org website.