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Appeal after Poplar stabbing

News   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:28 GMT

Detectives from Tower Hamlets are appealing for witnesses after a man was left fighting for his life after being stabbed in an unprovoked attack in Poplar.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at about 19:15hrs on Monday, 7 November, to reports that a man had been stabbed in the neck outside All Saints DLR station.

Upon arrival, the 26-year-old victim was found lying on his back outside the Real Taste Chicken Shop, at the junction of Chrisp Street and East India Dock Road, E14.

Before the police arrived, several members of the public rushed over to help the victim.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. Hospital staff said he was lucky to be alive due to the amount of blood he lost but following treatment he is making a recovery.

PC Catriona Scholes, the investigating officer from Tower Hamlets CID, said: "This was a violent attack which left a young man fighting for his life. The motive of this attack is unknown.

"We are appealing for any witnesses, including anyone who helped the victim at the scene, to come forward. Anyone who has information that might help our investigation should speak to police."

Anyone with information can call Tower Hamlets CID via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests, enquiries continue.