Shock of residents after man attacked in Bethnal Green

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.'

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