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05 Apr 2019 | 03:59 PM UTC

UK: Traffic disruptions reported following stabbing in Ilford (East London) April 5

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Traffic disruptions reported following stabbing outside Ilford Station (Ilford, East London) April 5; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected in the area over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Ilford Station (Ilford, East London)


Traffic disruptions have been reported in Ilford (East London) after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed one person outside Ilford Station on Friday afternoon (local time), April 5. Police and ambulances were dispatched to the site, where officers erected a security cordon and closed Cranbrook Road to traffic.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected near the incident site over the coming hours.


Several stabbing incidents have been reported in and around London in recent days and weeks; no such incidents have been reported in central London. Police have opened an investigation into potential connections between some of the attacks.


Individuals in Ilford (East London) are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the incident area, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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