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Teenagers stabbed in night-time street brawl

PUBLISHED: 20:40 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 05 October 2010

TWO teenagers have been fighting for their lives in hospital this week after being stabbed in a street brawl near Brick Lane in London’s East End. The two 19-year-olds had just left a nightclub at 4am on Saturday when they were knifed.

By Victoria Huntley

TWO teenagers have been fighting for their lives in hospital this week after being stabbed in a street brawl near Brick Lane in London's East End.

The two 19-year-olds had just left a nightclub at 4am on Saturday when they were knifed.

Police called to the scene in Whitechapel found them badly bleeding in the street.

They found one on the pavement in Brick Lane, then his friend round the corner in Wentworth-street, both with stab wounds.

The pals had been involved in a clash with a group of men after leaving Temple Rooms nightspot in Osborn Street nearby.

They were both taken to hospital, where they were still in a critical condition on Tuesday, but were said to be stable.

Detectives later arrested a 21-year-old in Kingston on Saturday afternoon, but later released him without charge.

Det Ins Luke Marx said: "We are satisfied the man was a witness and are now following lines of inquiry to find the offender."

Forensic officers were examining the Temple Rooms nightspot on Monday and the club agreed to remain closed for the time being.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the Saturday 4am stabbing in Wentworth-street or anyone with information to contact Det Ins Marx on 020-7275 4536, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

victoria.huntley@archant.co.uk


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