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Police drivers recover knife from canal after stabbing

PUBLISHED: 18:10 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:26 05 October 2010

Frogman finds stab weapon in canal

Frogman finds stab weapon in canal

Carmen Valino

POLICE divers have recovered the weapon used in the street stabbing of a 15-year-old schoolboy near Victoria Park in East London. They were brought in to search the muddy water of the Regent’s Canal following the attack on the youngster in a street clash involving several youths

By Else Kvist

POLICE divers have recovered the weapon used in the street stabbing of a 15-year-old schoolboy near Victoria Park in East London.

They were brought in to search the muddy water of the Regent’s Canal at Bethnal Green last Thursday following the attack on the youngster during a street clash involving several youths by the canal bridge in Roman Road.

The boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but has since recovered and been allowed home.

The specialist diving team from the Met’s marine unit at Wapping recovered the knife close to the bridge.

Eight youths aged 16 to 19 were later arrested and bailed in connection with the stabbing.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the 6pm attack in Roman Road on May 26, or anyone with information, to call 020-7275 4542, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.


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