Shoreditch: Man, 51, seriously injured in stabbing on major east London road

The stabbing took place on Hackney Road (Google Maps)
The stabbing took place on Hackney Road (Google Maps)

A 51-year-old man has been left seriously injured after an early morning stabbing on a major east London road.

The victim was found with knife injuries in Hackney Road shortly after 1.30am on Wednesday morning.

He was rushed to an east London hospital by the paramedics from the Air Ambulance and the London Ambulance Service.

Police described his condition as “serious” but “not life threatening.”

Road closures and cordons remain in place while detectives conduct their enquiries.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “At this early stage we retain an open mind concerning motive and there have been no arrests.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 1:34 this morning (April 3) to reports of a stabbing on Hackney Road, E2.

“We sent resources to the scene, including Ambulance Crews, an incident response officer, and members of our tactical response unit. We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance by car.”

“We treated a patient at the scene before taking them to a major trauma centre.”

Pictures from the scene showed a police cordon in place close to the junction with Cremer Street, which leads towards Hoxton Overground station.

Hackney Road is a major east London route which connects Shoreditch to Cambridge Heath.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has dash-cam footage is being asked to call police on 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 412/3APR.

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