Romford: Man arrested in hospital after ‘knife fight’ in east London

The incident happened on the A127 in Romford (Google Maps)
The incident happened on the A127 in Romford (Google Maps)

A man has been arrested in hospital after a “knife fight” in east London.

Police were called to reports of two men with knives fighting shortly before 4pm in the Gallows Corner area of Harold Wood, Romford.

One man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment where his wounds were assessed as not life-threatening, said a Met spokesperson.

He remains in hospital but has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Efforts are ongoing to trace the second man.

Detectives from the Met’s East Area BCU are investigating.

The A127 travelling towards Essex was closed while police responded to the incident with drivers being advised to avoid the Gallows Corner area.

Any witnesses or anyone with information are being asked to call 101, ref 4545/13jan. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers.