A teenager has reportedly had ‘his hand sliced off at the wrist with a machete’ during a savage attack in east London, according to reports.
According to the Metropolitan Police officers were dispatched to a residential neighborhood in Tower Hamlets around 5.45pm on Sunday, September 12.
The 19-year-old had “life-changing injuries” from a “significant knife wound to the arm” when he was found on Golding Street in the Whitechapel area, according to police.
The man was taken to hospital, where he was admitted to a major trauma unit. Police described the injuries as not life-threatening but life-changing.
Gruesome footage uploaded to social media reportedly shows the man desperately trying to stop the flow of blood with a tea towel as he sits in agonising pain on the kerb.
The incident was also captured on the dashcam of a nearby car. An investigation is now underway.
Two men aged 21 and 24 were arrested by police on suspicion of GBH with an intent. They remain in custody.
The second man, a 20-year-old male, was found in Christian Street with a knife wound. He was treated at the hospital and then arrested. Later, he was released on bail.
A Metropolitan Police statement read: “We are aware of a video on social media showing a male who is visibly injured on a street in Tower Hamlets.
“The first half of the video appears to have been filmed following an incident in Golding Street, E1 that is under investigation.
“It has not been possible to determine where or when the second half of the video – which appears to show officers making arrests – was filmed or what it relates to.”
Police believe there may be several witnesses to the incident who may have captured video. Anyone with footage of the incident is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref 5643/12 Sept.
Anyone with information, or witnesses to the incident, should call 101.
Crimestoppers can anonymously be reached at 0800555111.
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