Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Man stabbed in Ilford yesterday - Police confirm the incident was not related to the recent riots!

Yesteraday morning at approximately 0400hrs Police responded to a disturbance in the High Road, Ilford close to Ilford Police Station.

Police Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and discovered an 18 year old man who had suffered stab wounds.

The man was initially treated at the scene and then taken to a north London Hospital where he is currently undergoing surgery.

This is an isolated incident and is not connected to the recent London and England-wide disturbances which took place last week.

There area has been cordoned off while forensic examinations of the scene take place.

At present the cordons restrict pedestrian access to the Town Centre via the Police Station end of the High Street. The cordons will also restrict any access to the businesses operating in the Ilford Retail Park.

The remainder of the High Road from Lynton House and toward the Exchange is not affected by the incident.
At this stage it is estimated that the cordons will be in place for the majority of the day. We appreciate your patience and will endeavour to return to normality at the earliest convenience once this aspect of the investigation is complete.

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  1. Wilson Chowdhry Message from Inspector Brewster16 August 2011 at 06:41

    You may have noticed that the cordons implemented yesterday in the High Road near to the Police Station are still in place.

    In an updated message sent yesterday we explained that this is now a murder investigation being handled by our Serious Crime Directorate (SCD)

    I have discussed the cordons with the SCD Team. They are very much aware of the disruption this has caused to a number of businesses and residents.

    However, due to the nature of the incident there is still some investigative work required. The team will be on site later this morning to begin the process of reducing the cordon as best as operationally possible.

    I will endeavour to keep in touch with you today to update you on progress.

    The north footway is now open opposite the Police station. This allows for pedestrian only access to the High Road and the Ilford Retail Park (Lidl/Fitness First/Farm Foods). For now there is still no vehicular access to the car park until further notice.

    Ilford Police Station is also now open.
    We thank you for your patience at this time. Insp.David Brewster

  2. Hey I agree Ian but I am not a Councillor...

  3. Hi Wilson,
    To prevent further murders and attacks it was about time that the powers that be made sure that takeaway food retailers closed earlier.

    The fewer people on the streets during the early hours the less chance of crime.

    Ian Levene