Search

Driver stabbed after gang attack car in Bethnal Green with sledgehammer

PUBLISHED: 10:35 07 August 2017

Stabbing in Bethnal Green. Picture: Met Police

Stabbing in Bethnal Green. Picture: Met Police

MPS

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 GoogleScene 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 (crimestoppers-uk.org). No arrests have been made so far.

Latest East London News Stories

17:00

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

16:11

Students from George Green’s School have been praised for their “richly deserved” success on results day.

14:57

Students at Bow School are celebrating their “fantastic results” in this year’s A-level exams.

A year after it launched, the Night Tube is set to welcome its eight millionth passenger.

Yesterday, 16:58

Teenager Ciaran Constable will become the first Green Spring Academy Shoreditch to secure a place at Cambridge.

Yesterday, 16:03

A 20-year-old forced to move home after a serious house fire two weeks before his A-levels said he was left “a bit frazzled” after reading his results.

Yesterday, 14:51

The headteacher at Mulberry School for Girls has praised her students’ “outstanding” A-level results.

Yesterday, 14:10

Pupils at Bishop Challoner are celebrating after almost a quarter of all grades were A or A*.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

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

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now