Driver stabbed after gang attack car in Bethnal Green with sledgehammer

PUBLISHED: 10:35 07 August 2017

Picture: Met Police

Picture: Met Police


Police are hunting three men who dragged a motorist from a car in broad daylight in Bethnal Green and stabbed him.

Scene of motorist stabbed in Old Bethnal Green Road. Picture Google Scene of motorist stabbed in Old Bethnal Green Road. Picture Google

The man fled from the Audi and was chased along Old Bethnal Green Road by the traffic lights with Cambridge Heath Road as other motorists watched in horror.

“I saw the man being chased with blood on his back,” an eye-witness told the East London Advertiser. “It looked like he had been slashed with a meat cleaver.

“It was a shock to see this in broad daylight on a busy road with so much traffic around. The gang didn’t care who saw them.”

Police arrived after several 999 calls following the attack at 7.30pm last Friday when witnesses said the car was attacked with a sledge-hammer. The driver, in his 20s, was taken to hospital with stab wounds, but not thought to be life-threatening.

Detectives from Tower Hamlets CID are looking for two or possibly three men and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101, Tweet @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 ( No arrests have been made so far.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 18:55

Protesters have been arrested today after spraying slogans on City Hall in a campaign for clean air that was launched at Tower Bridge last year.

Yesterday, 16:10

A landmark street mosaic made by schoolchildren in Spitalfields 23 years ago that fell into disrepair over the years and ended up in a rubble skip has been brought back to life.

Yesterday, 14:29

An old High Street bank has been turned into a ‘workpath’ hub by Tower Hamlets Council to help tackle youth unemployment a month after relaunching its youth service.

Yesterday, 13:59

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A giant big red bus has been driving round London, and no, we’re not having another referendum.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Three years ago, I became mayor in circumstances I never expected. The borough’s reputation was in tatters following the removal of the previous mayor.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now