LEYTONSTONE: Man stabbed 15 times

Police at the scene this lunchtime.

Police at the scene this lunchtime.

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A 30-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed 15 times near Hollow Ponds boating lake.

Police were called to the scene by the Log Cabin fast food hut in Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, at around 5.40am this morning after being alerted by an ambulance crew.

The man was found at the scene with slash injuries to his back, abdomen and left leg.

Despite the number of wounds he is not in a life-threatening condition and may even be released from hospital later today.

Police say he is of eastern European origin and has only been able to speak to them through an interpreter, which has led to some difficulties in establishing exactly what happened.

Officers say they are linking the incident with another reported disturbance that happened between 5am and 5.30am in Chelmsford Road, Walthamstow.

It is thought the man may have been attacked in the street, led from there to his car in nearby Lennox Road and then driven to Hollow Ponds.

Much of the area remains closed off to the public this lunchtime.

A police spokeswoman said: "The area around the Log Cabin remains cordoned off whilst police investigate the circumstances of the assault."

The incident is the 19th stabbing in Leytonstone made public this year.

And last month a 33-year-old from the Cathall area was knifed to death in neighbouring Leyton.

A Guardian investigation in November revealed that the number of stabbings in the borough is far higher than police had previously publicly acknowledged.

Anyone with any information about the attack is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Stephen Mair at Waltham Forest Police on 020 3276 0973.

Or, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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6:52pm Fri 17 Dec 10

EducateCommunities says...

Why do the police try to conceal the truth around incidents involving gun & knife crime.

Even the incidents they reveal are just what are reported and if they notify the public that is a bonus it seems.

If they really want to make a difference with community engagement to help fight crime, they need to reveal all incidents to build up trust.

I know they have to be careful about what info they do inform the public about to secure jeopardising cases, but hiding actual incidents to boost crime rates is ridiculous.

The public have issues around speaking to the police already they need to stop playing neighborhood policing and actually do it, and then the clean up rates might actually work for them.

No one wants incidents like this so play the game properly not when you feel like it.
Why do the police try to conceal the truth around incidents involving gun & knife crime. Even the incidents they reveal are just what are reported and if they notify the public that is a bonus it seems. If they really want to make a difference with community engagement to help fight crime, they need to reveal all incidents to build up trust. I know they have to be careful about what info they do inform the public about to secure jeopardising cases, but hiding actual incidents to boost crime rates is ridiculous. The public have issues around speaking to the police already they need to stop playing neighborhood policing and actually do it, and then the clean up rates might actually work for them. No one wants incidents like this so play the game properly not when you feel like it. EducateCommunities
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9:03pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Phoney Investigations says...

And so it goes on! "Change and decay in all around we see!" It's unfair to blame the police when both parliament and the courts are failing to back them up! The only way to stamp out the rule of the jungle is to bring back capital and corporal punishment and support the cops with all available means!
And so it goes on! "Change and decay in all around we see!" It's unfair to blame the police when both parliament and the courts are failing to back them up! The only way to stamp out the rule of the jungle is to bring back capital and corporal punishment and support the cops with all available means! Phoney Investigations
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11:00pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Chinwagger says...

Why the mystery? I was held around there in traffic today and the ea huts were closed and just assumed that somebody has been served a dodgy burger and now we know it is a stabbing.

Sad thing is that traffic was at a standstill and people could have been quizzed there and hen about sightings
Why the mystery? I was held around there in traffic today and the ea huts were closed and just assumed that somebody has been served a dodgy burger and now we know it is a stabbing. Sad thing is that traffic was at a standstill and people could have been quizzed there and hen about sightings Chinwagger
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11:15pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Sam Hain says...

Without wishing to belittle the seriousness of these cases there's more than an element of hysteria and moral panic in all this. I'm sure people felt the same about Dick Turpin in the 18th century, Russian anarchists in the 19th and the IRA in the 20th. Plus ca change.
Without wishing to belittle the seriousness of these cases there's more than an element of hysteria and moral panic in all this. I'm sure people felt the same about Dick Turpin in the 18th century, Russian anarchists in the 19th and the IRA in the 20th. Plus ca change. Sam Hain
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5:28am Sat 18 Dec 10

W F B says...

@ Sam Hain.A man has been stabbed 15 times,and you go on about dick turpin..sums up your mentality...
@ Sam Hain.A man has been stabbed 15 times,and you go on about dick turpin..sums up your mentality... W F B
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2:26pm Sat 18 Dec 10

Sam Hain says...

I said I didn't wish to belittle the seriousness of such cases WFB, and I don't. I wasn't commenting on the incident itself so much as the attitude of people like Phoney Investigations, who see such events as symptomatic of the collapse of civilisation and use it as an excuse to peddle a retrograde agenda of hanging and flogging, wheras I was saying that such incidents are as old as mankind. I'm not sure how you extrapolate from that the state of my mentality but I suggest you keep your offensively personal pseudo-pyscholicial musings to yourself and stick tp the issues.
I said I didn't wish to belittle the seriousness of such cases WFB, and I don't. I wasn't commenting on the incident itself so much as the attitude of people like Phoney Investigations, who see such events as symptomatic of the collapse of civilisation and use it as an excuse to peddle a retrograde agenda of hanging and flogging, wheras I was saying that such incidents are as old as mankind. I'm not sure how you extrapolate from that the state of my mentality but I suggest you keep your offensively personal pseudo-pyscholicial musings to yourself and stick tp the issues. Sam Hain
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11:23pm Sat 18 Dec 10

W F B says...

@ Sam Hain,If anyone strayed from the issues it's you pal...On another note waltham forest has gone down the toilet BIG TIME,from someone who's born and bread here..
@ Sam Hain,If anyone strayed from the issues it's you pal...On another note waltham forest has gone down the toilet BIG TIME,from someone who's born and bread here.. W F B
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2:06pm Mon 20 Dec 10

Sam Hain says...

A possible explanation of why you don't know how to spell bred, pal?
A possible explanation of why you don't know how to spell bred, pal? Sam Hain
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5:42pm Mon 20 Dec 10

W F B says...

@ sam hain .."wheras I was saying "..DOH!!..anyway got my point across.
@ sam hain .."wheras I was saying "..DOH!!..anyway got my point across. W F B
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