Lawless London laid bare: Shocking moment thug ‘stabs’ woman in street brawl with female rival before he walks off then police try to calm chaos
- Officers rush in to break up brawl on street corner in Manor Park, East Londo
- Police shout ‘stay over there’, ‘move out the way’ and ‘who’s been stabbed?’
- Detectives arrest two women on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm
- Some Twitter users say man was trying to stop one of woman being stabbed
This is the shocking moment police ran in to separate a street fight between women that saw a man appear to try to stab one of them with a pair of keys.
Officers rushed in to break up the brawl which was watched by a least a dozen people shortly before 1am on a street corner in Manor Park, East London.
Police tried to calm the situation and were heard shouting ‘stay over there’, ‘move out the way’ and ‘Slow down, who’s been stabbed, where’s she been stabbed?’
Two women are seen fighting in the video before a man appears to stab one of them with keys
Detectives then arrested two women in their 20s on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and took them to police stations before releasing them on bail.
Police denied anyone was stabbed and said there were no reports of any serious injuries, despite claims on social media that a woman was knifed to death.
The video of the attack in the early hours of October 2 last week was posted on Twitter last night by user ‘Mr Plenty‘ and has since received 2,000 likes.
It begins with a man in a green tracksuit shouting ‘hey girl, give me the knife’, before he appears to attempt to stab on of the women with a set of keys.
Police tried to calm the situation on October 2 and were heard shouting ‘stay over there’
He then runs off as police arrive and break up the fight, with two women then seen on the ground. The man later returns to the scene as police investigate.
Some viewers were surprised the man returned to the scene, but others suggested he was trying to prevent one of the woman from being stabbed.
After the fight ends a woman can be heard screaming repeatedly, while a group of onlookers watch on – although most appear to be unwilling to break it up.
The incident happened outside an Indian restaurant and grocery store on the corner of High Street North and Halley Road in Manor Park, near East Ham.
Police denied anyone was stabbed and said there were no reports of any serious injuries,
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Police were called at approximately 7.50pm on Wednesday, October 2 to reports of a number of people fighting in
‘Officers attended the scene. Two women, both aged in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of GBH and taken to east London police stations.
‘Both have been bailed pending further enquiries to dates in late October. No reports of any serious injuries; no reports of anyone being stabbed.’
The force added that enquiries into the circumstances remained ongoing.