Two people stabbed, with one left fighting for life, after 'serious assault' in Barking

Luke O'Reilly
A man died at the scene and a woman later died in hospital following the attack: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A man in his mid-20s has been left fighting for his life after multiple people were stabbed in Barking on Sunday.

The man was stabbed in an assault on Sandringham Road, Barking on Sunday afternoon.

Police and the London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene following reports of a stabbing.

The man was taken to an East London hospital where he is being treated for his "critical" injuries".

A spokeswoman for the Met said: "Police were called at 16:24hrs on Sunday, 16 February to Sandringham Road, Barking, to reports of a stabbing.

"London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended.

"The victim, a man in his mid-20s, has been taken to an east London hospital. His condition is critical.

"Two males (no further details) have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue."

An earlier tweet from Barking and Dagenham police said that multiple people had been stabbed.

The tweet said: "Police are on scene with @Ldn_Ambulance @LDNairamb at Sandringham Road, Barking at the scene of a serious assault whereby multiple persons have been stabbed. One of the males is currently critical with life threatening injuries. A large scene is in place. Please avoid the area."

A further statement from the police confirmed that one other person had been stabbed in the hand.

"The incident is being linked to a stabbing in Porters Avenue, Dagenham, with a male, believed aged 19, stabbed in the hand. A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue", the spokeswoman said.

If any young people 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.