A teenage boy was rushed to hospital with a head injury this morning after a “large fight” in East London. The 19-year-old was taken away by medics after the incident on Station Road, Chingford, around 2.30am on Saturday (April 30).
Police descended upon the scene of the fight but have so far made no arrests. They are still trying to work out what happened with a crime scene in place while forensic enquiries continue behind the cordon.
Police went to lengths to say it was “not a stabbing” after another week of violence in the capital. Londoners were reeling after a quadruple killing in Bermondsey on Monday, and a spate of other violent crimes across the week.
Waltham Forest councillor Mitchell Goldie said: “Station Road is currently blocked between Connaught Avenue and Beresford due to a serious police incident. Local buses are on diversion and using Buxton Road, The Drive and Connaught Avenue. Please avoid the area and allow the police to do their job.”
Chingford MP Ian Duncan Smith told residents: “There has been a serious incident on Station Road, Chingford, please avoid the area. Station Road is currently blocked between Connaught Avenue and Beresford Avenue due to a serious police incident. I’m in touch with the local police teams and as soon as there is any update, I will let you know.
“Local buses are on diversion and using Buxton Road, The Drive and Connaught Avenue. Please allow the police to do their job and avoid the area, I will post more information once I have it.”
In a statement, the Met Police said: “Police were called at around 2.30am on Saturday, April 30, to a large fight in Station Road, Chingford. Officers attended the location. A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering a head injury. Police cordons remain in place as forensic enquiries continue at the scene.
There has been no arrest at this stage. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 ref 820/30apr.