A young man has been taken to hospital after he was slashed in the face during a reported knife attack.

Police were called to Leytonstone High Road at around 2.30pm this afternoon (Monday, October 9) to reports a man had suffered an injury to his face.

The victim, a man in his early twenties, was found at the scene and taken by London Ambulance Service crews to an east London hospital.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

The incident happened close to the Plough and Harrow pub

Officers described the man’s condition as “serious but stable”.

An area of the High Road, between the junctions with Selby Road and Cathall Road, was taped off while police inquiries were carried out at the scene.

Met detectives based in Waltham Forest borough are investigating the incident, although no arrests have been made.

  • Were you in Leytonstone High Road at the time of the incident? Email: thomas.barnes@london.newsquest.co.uk.