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‘Manhunt’ for gang members after Islington mass stabbing

A police officer standing at the edge of a cordon where the fight took place on Upper Street. (Photo: @Cru_Rule) A police officer standing at the edge of a cordon where the fight took place on Upper Street. (Photo: @Cru_Rule)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6:37 PM

A fight broke out at about midday in Upper Street, Islington on Wednesday, leading to three stabbed and five arrested.

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Islington Police are now conducting a ‘manhunt’ for at least two more suspects they believe were involved.

They tweeted on Thursday morning: “Addresses searched last night for 2 wanted suspects allegedly involved in yesterday’s incident in Upper St. ‘Man Hunt’ continues.”

The men had all left by the time the police arrived at the scene, close to the junction with Gaskin Street, but the London Ambulance Service were soon called to two separate locations to reports of a man suffering stab injuries, and both were taken to hospital for treatment.

A third man made his own way to a north London hospital where he remains.

None of the three men’s injuries are thought to be life threatening and all three plus two other men have been arrested on suspicion of affray.

A Met spokesperson said: “Police were called at approx midday on Wednesday, May 14 to reports of a fight involving a number of people in Upper Street, Islington.

“Officers attended but all persons involved had left the scene.”

Islington police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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