Hackney Central attack: Two teenage boys arrested

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Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the shooting and stabbing of a man in Hackney last week.

On Friday, Metropolitan Police officers stopped a vehicle in Essex Road, Islington, and arrested two 16-year-old boys. A firearm was also recovered.

Five males in total have been arrested in connection with the Hackney Central incident as well as a firearms incident that occurred in London Fields last month, after the stop.

An injured 20-year-old man was found with multiple laceration wounds and one gunshot wound after the incident outside Hackney Central station at lunchtime on March 1.

An ambulance took him to a local hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition.

Detective Inspector Paul Attwell of British Transports Police said in a statement: “Working closely with our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police Service, we now have two males in custody as our enquiries into the incident in Hackney earlier this week continue.

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who was at Hackney Central station or nearby on the afternoon of March 1 as they may have information that could be crucial to our investigation.”

Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Mat Freeman said: “This is an excellent example of partnership working with our BTP colleagues. A number of men are now in custody in connection with these incidents.

“During a search of the vehicle a suspected firearm was recovered. It has been seized and will be subject to specialist analysis.”

Anyone with information about the incident at Hackney Central station is encouraged to contact BTP. The reference 334 of 1 March can be cited by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously at 0800 555 111 by members of the public.

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