The 19-year-old collapsed outside the off-licence before being taken to hospital by two men
Natalie Glanvill, Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625 / / News
A witness has described seeing a teenager who had been stabbed collapse in the street.
The 19-year-old remains in a critical condition after being knifed in Highams Park last night.
Police and ambulance services were called to The Avenue at 10:50pm following reports of a man suffering from stab wounds.
But the victim had been taken to hospital by two friends, according to the witness.
The 43-year-old woman, from Chingford Hatch, who asked not to be named, was drinking in the Signal Box bar, next to the Avenue Food and Wine off-licence, when she spotted the teenager through the window "rolling on the floor."
She said: "He had no top on. I thought he was drunk because he was shirtless and rolling on the floor.
"A friend was trying to help him up and then they walked over to a black car with another man and drove off.
"There was no commotion and no-one was screaming. It was all just a bit odd.
"It just looked like he had fallen over. I felt bad I didn't help him, but I didn't realise he had been stabbed until after the police arrived."
According to the witness, as police immediately taped off the parameter around the off-licence and then started taping off the road, she moved her car to nearby Handsworth Avenue.
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