DLR Rush Hour Stabbing as London Knife Crime Crisis Escalates

By Charlie-Michael Pope | 11th April 2018


Crime scene

A man is in hospital after he being stabbed on the DLR platform at Stratford station (East London)

Another day and even more bloodshed is making the headlines. A man this morning has been stabbed while taking his normal commute to work during rush hour, as London’s knife crime crisis continues to grow.

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The male victim was attacked shortly after 9 am today on the DLR platform at Stratford International station, in East London.

What is also troubling is Stratford International station, where the attack took place, is just a 2-minute walk from Westfield shopping mall… What stops someone from doing something there?

One good piece of news (the only good piece), the injuries sustained by the man are not believed to be life-threatening. British Transport Police said in a statement shortly after the events transpired:

“Shortly after 9am this morning, officers were called to Stratford International station after reports of a serious assault.”

Officers are on scene at the DLR platforms, alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. A man is being treated for injuries consistent with being stabbed, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

They also said:

“A cordon is in place whilst this assault is investigated. Likewise, there will be delays to DLR services whilst enquires are made. There have been no arrests at this time.”

The news comes after the capital saw a series of brutal shootings and stabbing last week. So far at least 35 people have been fatally stabbed in London since the beginning of the year.

With no end in sight to this inhumane violence, it may only get worse…

Theresa May has joined other MPs such as David Lammy and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in speaking out on the issue of gun and knife crime. But that won’t be enough, in these times we need to come together as a people uniting and not letting this evil win.

Murder rates have risen every year for the past three years.

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