Teenager arrested following Plaistow machete attack

Police cordon off Chesterton Terrace, Plaistow

Police cordon off Chesterton Terrace, Plaistow - Credit: Archant

A teenager was arrested following a machete attack in Plaistow on Friday.

Emergency services were called to Chesterton Terrace at about 2pm to reports of a teenager, believed to be 17, suffering from an arm injury.

He was taken to an east London hospital and it is believed his injuries are not life threatening.

A male, aged 16, was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late July.

Officers in Newham continue to investigate the attack.

Anyone with information should contact Newham Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.