One man has been left with life-threatening injuries after a mass stabbing at a pub in north-east London.
Emergency services were called to The Duke pub in Wood Street in Walthamstow at 8.16pm on Monday, following reports of a knife attack with a machete.
They found three men inside the pub with stab wounds and a fourth victim was found nearby on Shernall Street with stab wounds.
The men, aged between 22 and 42, were taken to an east London hospital.
The younger man has life-threatening injuries.
Officers from the local policing team in Waltham Forest are carrying out enquiries to establish what happened and are appealing for the public’s help.
In a social media post Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy described the incident as “deeply upsetting.”
Det Insp Grant Stevens, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are in the early stages of piecing together what happened last night and would like to hear from anyone who was inside the pub and witnessed the attack.
“Whilst news of this kind is concerning, I would like to reassure the community that we believe this was a targeted attack and there is nothing to suggest any wider risk to the public. Officers will remain in the area throughout the day and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak with them.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6988/13Feb. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.