Three people stabbed at East London GP practice

Three people were stabbed at a GP practice in East London on Wednesday morning, police have confirmed.

Police detained a man after practice stabbing (Photo: iStock.com/zodebala)
Police detained a man after practice stabbing (Photo: iStock.com/zodebala)

A statement released by the Metropolitan Police said: 'Police were called at 11:06hrs on Wednesday, 19 December to reports of a stabbing at a health centre on St Stephen’s Road, Tower Hamlets.

'Officers, including specialist firearms officers, attended and found three people suffering from stab injuries.'

The three people - understood to have been patients - were taken to hospital by ambulance, and have injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

Stabbing

Police said that a man had been detained close to the 13,000-patient St Stephen's Health Centre and also taken to hospital after an injury.

No information was available at the time of writing about the identity of the three people stabbed or the man detained, although police confirmed that the incident was not thought to be terror-related.

Findings from a poll published earlier this year by GPonline suggested that GPs face a growing risk from violent patients.

The poll found that one in three GPs had felt threatened by a patient and one in six said they or a colleague had been attacked in their practice in the past year.

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