Man found stabbed on board night bus

GV of Mile End underground station

A man is in a critical condition after being found stabbed on board a night bus outside Mile End station. - Credit: Isabel Infantes

A man is in a critical condition after being found stabbed on board a night bus in Mile End.

Police were called to Mile End Road shortly before 1am today (Wednesday, October 20) to reports of a man with a knife on board an N25 bus.

A 34-year-old man was found with stab injuries and given first aid at the scene before being taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. He remains in a critical condition.

Two other men – aged 34 and 22 – suffered slash injuries and were also taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said it sent three crews, two medics in a car and a clinical team leader, as well as dispatching London's Air Ambulance by road.

The spokesperson added: "We treated three men at the scene and took them all to hospital, one as a priority."

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

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Mile End Road has been closed westbound and Mile End station was also shut.

A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed what happened or who has information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 244/20Oct, or call 0800 555 111 to report information to Crimestoppers anonymously.

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