Police appeal for witnesses over stabbing of market stall holder in Upton Park
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a market stall holder was stabbed and left in a critical condition in Upton Park on Sunday.
Newham CID are investigating the assault in Queen’s Market, Green Street, which took place during a scuffle over a mobile phone product.
Police believe the man, 29, who runs a mobile phone stall, was assaulted by three teenage boys he suspected of stealing an item from the stall.
They believe the man was stabbed during a struggle which ensued after he confronted them.
A 16-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys were arrested later that afternoon and remain in custody at an east London police station.
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Police were called at 2.50pm on Sunday to the scene of the stabbing, which was then attended by two London Ambulance service single responders and a duty officer.
The LAS said the victim was in cardiac arrest when they found him, and was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
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The market area was cordoned off on Sunday as police investigated the scene.
Detective sergeant John Kirby said: “I need to hear from anyone who was near to the scene of the incident or who witnessed a group of three males acting suspiciously in the Green Street area on Sunday afternoon.”
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Newham police on 020 8217 5253.