Londoners in Hackney, east London, have been praised after members of the public detained an attempted murder suspect after a male was stabbed.
At around 10:54 hours this morning, police were called to reports of a male being restrained in Stoke Newington High Street, N16.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene and found a man, aged in his fifties, who had been repeatedly stabbed.
Another male in his 40’s had been restrained on the floor by brave members of the public.
In a video shared on social media, a male – believed to be the suspect – can be seen being pinned to the floor by several members of the public.
In the video, the brave citizens can be heard shouting “Don’t f__king move” and “put your hands behind your back” as the suspect tries to grapple with them.
A spokesperson for Hackney Police confirmed that a man aged in his 40’s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
The suspect was taken to hospital after receiving what are believed to be minor head injuries.
The victim, aged in his fifties, has also been taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition. The police have confirmed that the incident is not being treated as terror-related.
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