The incident is believed to have taken place at Clapton Common. Two people were found injured, but their condition is not currently known. MPS Hackney tweeted: “We were called at 23:20hrs to reports of a stabbing near Clapton Common, E5.
The police have also confirmed the Stamford Hill junction with Clapton Common is now closed and is expected to remain that way for some time.
In May, it was reported that police were bracing for an increase in violent crime as the coronavirus lockdown began to be eased.
Dr Simon Harding, a former Met Police and Home Officer advisor explained to The Guardian: “We’re going to have the backwash of everything that’s happened over the last two months. There’s a crimewave coming, a tsunami on the way.”
The newspaper reported during lockdown some gangs were able to expand country lines operations and there were fears social media taunts during lockdown could lead to an explosion of violent crime, though there is no indication this incident was gang-related.
Violent crime dropped during the lockdown, however on May 13 after restrictions began to be eased a 19-year-old male was stabbed to death in Southwark, with officers being called to the location after reports of a large fight.
According to the Metropolitan Police website, the crime rate in April was 5.37 per 1,000.
In May, this was up to 6.28.
17,776 of these crimes were categorised as “violence against person”, up from 15,440 in April.
Published at Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:53:00 +0000