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Woman stabbed in Canning Town and suspect Tasered by police

PUBLISHED: 15:59 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 05 April 2018

The victim is believed to work in Canning Town Jobcentre. Picture: Ken Mears

The victim is believed to work in Canning Town Jobcentre. Picture: Ken Mears

Ken Mears

A woman has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Canning Town.

Police, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance were called to Freemasons Road shortly after midday and found a man in his 20s with stab wounds.

She was taken to an east London hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Unconfirmed reports claim that the victim was an employee at the Jobcentre.

Police were able to find the man suspected of carrying out the stabbing nearby, with a Taser used in order to arrest him. He did not require medical treatment.

The suspect, aged 34, was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Canning Town Jobcentre is closed this afternoon following the incident.

Enquiries continue.


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