Three men found stabbed on street in London are rushed to hospital – My London



Three men have been found stabbed on a road in north London this evening.

Police were called at around 7.40pm tonight, Thursday, October 15 to reports of a stabbing in Three Colt Street in the Poplar area of the city, about a mile west of Canary Wharf.

Metropolitan Police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found three men suffering stab wounds.

All three have been taken to hospital.

Officials say they are awaiting an update on their conditions.

A section 60 allowing enhanced police stop and search powers is in force in the E14 and E3 postcodes from 9pm tonight until 8am tomorrow morning, Friday, October 16.

A spokesman said late this evening: “Officers remain in the area as enquiries continue. No arrests.”

According to Met Guidance, section 60 powers give “police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with good reason, that:

serious violence will take place and it is necessary to use this power to prevent such violence;
or that a person is carrying a dangerous object or offensive weapon;
or that an incident involving serious violence has taken place and a dangerous instrument or offensive weapon used in the incident is being carried in the locality.

The Met state: “S.60 is a legitimate power and a tactical option for the Metropolitan Police service to use in the prevention of serious violence and the detection of dangerous instruments and offensive weapons (and in certain circumstances, the removal of items worn wholly or mainly for the purpose of concealing identity). Supervision, scrutiny and accountability are seen as key factors to ensure the ‘trust and confidence’ of communities in the use of this power.”