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Shock of residents after man attacked in Bethnal Green

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:12 05 October 2010

RESIDENTS spoke of their shock after a 33-year-old man was attacked by a mob wielding a baseball bat and a knife in the East End. Police were called yesterday at around 2.20pm after reports of a man being beaten up by at least four men

RESIDENTS spoke of their shock after a 33-year-old man was attacked by a mob wielding a baseball bat and a knife in the East End.

Police were called yesterday at around 2.20pm after reports of a man being beaten up by at least four men, at the junction with Old Bethnal Green Road and Canrobert Street.

Early reports suggested he had been attacked with a baseball bat and a knife.

One resident said: "I've never heard of anything like it happening in the middle of the day.

"There were women and children walking past."

The man has head injuries and a deep cut to his arm, but his condition is described as 'not life threatening.'

Anyone with information about the attack should contact police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55111.


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