Knife crime: Man, 28, stabbed in stomach outside east London primary school

“Staff at Goodmayes Primary School supported the police and ambulance service and we ensured that pupils were dismissed away from the police cordon.”

A 28-year-old man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the stomach outside a primary school in Goodmayes, east London.

Emergency services dashed to Castleton Road, Redbridge, just before 4pm on Monday, May 9, following reports of a stabbing in the vicinity of Goodmayes Primary School.

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Police found a man suffering an “injury to [his] abdomen” and he was taken to hospital.

A 28-year-old man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the stomach outside a primary school in Ilford, east London. Photo: Google Streetview

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A man in his forties has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

In a statement to parents, a spokesperson from Goodmayes Primary said: “Unfortunately today at around 3.45pm there was a serious incident that involved a member of the public in the vicinity of the school.

“The police and emergency services dealt with this incident promptly.

“Staff at Goodmayes Primary School supported the police and ambulance service and we ensured that pupils were dismissed away from the police cordon."

A Met Police spokesperson said: “A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

“He remains in police custody at this time.

“A crime scene remains in place in the area.”