Double stabbing off Essex Road sees two teens hospitalised

Police cordoned off Popham Street after a double stabbing. Picture: Samir Jeraj

Police cordoned off Popham Street after a double stabbing. Picture: Samir Jeraj - Credit: Archant

Two teens were stabbed off Essex Road last night.

Police, paramedics and London's Air Ambulance were scrambled to Popham Road at about 9pm, amid reports of a knife attack.

An 18-year-old was found with stab injuries at the scene. Another boy, 18, was found suffering from a single knife wound.

Both were taken to hospital but a Met Police spokesperson said: "Neither are believed to be in a life-threatening condition".

Following the stabbings, a Section 60 order was authorised for the N1, N5, N7 and EC1 postcode areas of Islington until 5am this morning, which gave police more freedom to stop and search people.


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Did you see what happened? Contact Lucas at the Gazette newsdesk on 07785 616244 or email lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk

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