A stabbing and a knife-related arrest were reported within 35 minutes of each other this weekend.

The first incident happened at 4.35pm on Saturday (March 2) when police were called to a report of a young man suffering from stab injuries to his leg on Woodland Road in Chingford.

The victim, believed to be in his early teens, was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue in this case.

The second incident occurred at KFC in Albert Crescent, Chingford at 5.08pm on Saturday following reports that youths were present with one suspected of holding a knife.

Officers attended and two male youths were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

There were no reported injuries.

Enquiries continue.

The police are currently unable to say if the incidents are linked.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting CAD 5207/02MAR or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Footage of the arrests has surfaced on community Facebook group Spotted Chingford.

More footage captured at the time of the arrest.

There has been no updates in either investigation.

Police still maintain that there appears to be no link between the two incidents.