Two men arrested over violent attack in Haggerston that left one man in a critical condition

Chloe Chaplain
Assault: The attack happened at the corner of Middleton Road and Kingsland Road: Taz Johnston

Two men have been arrested in connection with a violent ambush in east London that left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

Police were called to Haggerston in the early hours of Saturday morning after reports that two men had been wounded in an assault.

Emergency services rushed to Kingsland Road where they found two injured men, both in their 30s – one with serious head injuries.

It is thought they were attacked by two men at around 1.15am who fled the scene following the assault.

The 35-year-old victim who suffered a serious head injury has been left in a critical condition, police said on Saturday afternoon.

The second victim has been discharged from hospital.

Assault: The attack happened at the corner of Middleton Road and Kingsland Road. (Taz Johnston)

Officers are still appealing for information about the attack and are asking anyone who may have seen anything or taken footage on their mobile phone to come forward.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 1:25am on Saturday, 11 March, to reports of two injured men at the junction of Middleton Road and Kingsland Road in Haggerston.

“Detectives from Hackney CID are investigating the incident. They arrested a 34-year-old man and an 18-year-old man on Sunday, 12 March.

Officers believe the victims were set upon by two men at around 01:15 on Saturday, 11 March. Both suspects made off from the scene on foot after the attack.

Detectives believe witnesses may have recorded mobile phone footage of the incident or the aftermath, and they need to hear from anyone who captured such material.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist police is asked to contact detectives at Hackney CID on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.