Hornchurch stabbing: Man, 29, arrested after drinker knifed multiple times in pub garden

A video of the alleged stabbing has been circulating on social media, which police urged people to “stop sharing the video out of respect of the victim”.
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A 29-year-old man has been arrested after a drinker was stabbed multiple times in the garden of an east London pub.

Just after midnight on Saturday, officers on patrol were alerted that a 23-year-old man had been knifed outside the Fatling pub, in Hornchurch High Street, Havering.

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Police called for support from the London Ambulance Service and provided first aid to the man, who had been stabbed repeatedly.

He was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were assessed as “not life-threatening”.

Today (Monday July 25), detectives arrested the suspect on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He remains in custody.

Det Sgt Simon Williams, from the local policing team in Havering, said: “This has been a fast-moving investigation and I would like to thank the many members of the public who got in touch to assist with our enquiries.”

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A video of the alleged stabbing has been circulating on social media, and police had also issued a photo of the suspect when trying to trace him.

“I am aware that footage of the incident has been posted on social media and I would ask the public to now stop sharing the video out of respect of the victim and to avoid prejudicing any future court proceedings,” Det Sgt Williams added.

The Fatling pub posted on Facebook on Saturday: “Sadly last night we had an incident here at the Fatling outside the pub, thankfully due to the speedy actions of the staff members and our medically trained door team the incident was dealt promptly and we are pleased to say the victim is well and recovering.”

The Hornchurch stabbing came amid a wave of crime in the capital over the weekend, including a shooting in Wood Green, another shooting in Walthamstow, and a stabbing in Ealing.

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Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances and anyone with information about what happened, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 36/23Jul.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.