At least seven injured in series of stabbings overnight in London

At least seven people were stabbed in a night of violence in London last night.

Five men were injured — one seriously — after a ‘stabbing attack in south-east of the capital, while two teenagers were taken to hospital following a separate incident at an east London tube station. 

Five men were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after officers were called to reports of a stabbing in The Broadway, Bexleyheath, at around 9.30pm on Saturday. One of the injured men has potentially life-threatening injuries, the Metropolitan Police said.

Meanwhile, the Met said one male was found injured on the platform of West Ham station soon before 7pm on Saturday. A second teenager was discovered soon afterwards at the Abbey Road DLR station, located around half a mile away, police said.

Both teenagers were treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital.

It comes after a ‘major incident’ was declared in Birmingham following a series of stabbings in the Midlands city last night. Details are scarce but ‘a number’ of people were injured.

In London, the pair of teens were injured following ‘an altercation’ at West Ham station, according to British Transport Police.

The force said: ‘It appears that two men met as they passed each other on a stairway at the station.

‘Following what seems to have been an altercation between the two men, one male received stab wounds and collapsed at the station.

‘The other male, who also received stab wounds, got on to a train to Abbey Road DLR Station.’

No arrests have been made in the case and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Transport for London (TfL) earlier said the Abbey Road station was closed due to a ‘customer incident’, while trains on the Jubilee Line were not stopping at West Ham for the same reason.

Metro.co.uk has contacted the London Ambulance Service for comment.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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