Up the junction, man stabbed at Dalston garden

Dalston Eastern Curve garden stabbing scene 140714 London E8 © david.altheer@gmail.com

A MAN has been stabbed outside Dalston Curve Garden, not far from the junction. On Monday 14 July 2014 just after 8pm the London Ambulance Service was phoned. Police also attended the scene, where a  a 27-year-old man with stab wounds to his lower back was found near the Dalston mural, which is at present covered in scaffolding.

The man was taken to a northeast London hospital, where his condition is described as “stable”.

Police sealed the scene for forensic examination. They said it had been a day of assaults but that was the worst.

Detective Sergeant Paul Ridley, of the Violent Crime Unit in Hackney, told Loving Dalston: “This was an audacious attack by a male armed with a knife in a crowded public place. The victim was stabbed several times and is extremely lucky not to have sustained fatal injuries.

“I would like to commend the passers-by who assisted him in the aftermath and offered him comfort.

“I would also appeal for any members of the public who were present and saw the offender make off from the scene to contact me.”

Hamish Scott 140714

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