Four men were stabbed in the space of around three hours in an east London borough, with enquiries ongoing into potential connections between the incidents. 

All four men were found within a two-mile radius in Waltham Forest yesterday (February 22). Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to the first man, in his early 20s, who was found in Queensland Close. He was taken to hospital, where his condition is not life-threatening. 

A police spokesperson said there have been no arrests so far in connection to this case. 

Police were then called again at 6.01p

m by the LAS to Brandon Road, where a man in his 30s was found with stab injuries. He was taken to hospital, where he remains in a life-threatening condition. 

For the latest crime news in East London, join our East London Crime Watch group on Facebook.

Two males, aged 18, were also found nearby. They were also taken to hospital, where their conditions are not life-threatening, and have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

A Section 60 stop and search order was subsequently issued for the whole Waltham Forest area, running from 6.30pm on February 22 to 6.30am the following morning. 

Police are asking anyone who has information to call 101 ref CAD 5668/22 Feb.