A section of Longbridge Road in Barking was closed off yesterday following the stabbing of a 16 year old male. The incident happened just after 3pm and a Section 60 was consequently put into place giving police additional powers to carry out searches in the area.
The Havering charity ‘Take A Knife Save A Life’ two weeks ago had weapon swept the area just opposite where yesterday’s incident took place. Robert Dean, a Taksal Co-ordinator had undertaken a thorough search of the park and the nearby area where he had collected 45 syringes. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid restrictions, the team were unable to patrol the area as they normally would do.
The 16 year old male is not believed to have sustained life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for the Met told the Havering Daily:
“Police were called to Longbridge Road, Barking at 15:12hrs on Friday, 27 November following reports that a person had been stabbed.
“A 16-year-old male sustained non life changing injuries and was taken to an east London hospital by London Ambulance Service.
“No arrests have been made but officers remain in the area and enquiries are ongoing.
“A section 60 order, giving police additional powers to carry out searches, has been authorised for the Longbridge ward and will stay in place until 22:00hrs.