Teenager, 17, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Newham

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were stabbed in Newham.

Officers attended Forest Lane, E7, after a call was made at 23.53hrs on Thursday, 9 January to reports of the incident.

The victims, aged 19 and 23, were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service, both with multiple injuries. They are both in a critical but stable condition.

The arrested teenager, a 17-year-old male [A], remains in police custody.

A Section 60 has been authorised for Newham, between 00.30hrs and 10.00hrs.

The roads around Forest Gate railway station were partially closed as initial enquiries took place. All scenes have now been lifted.

Anyone with information is urged to police on 101, quoting CAD8578/09JAN, or stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111/crimestoppers-uk.org.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.

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