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Cyclist stabbed and shot in brutal daylight ‘ambush’

Police are appealing for help after a cyclist was ambushed, stabbed and shot in broad daylight. Police in London were called at around 5.20pm on Thursday (May 2) following reports that a man has been stabbed.

Shortly after, a second call was received from a member of the public reporting gunshots heard in the area. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 19-year-old man, with what appeared to be stab injuries after the incident on Whalebone Lane in Dagenham.

He was taken to hospital where it was confirmed that he had been stabbed and also shot. He remains in hospital in a critical condition. His next of kin has been informed.

Officers have arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in custody at this time. A crime scene is in place at the location and local inquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace, who is leading the investigation for the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “We know that the victim was riding a bike on the street when he was attacked by a group of men who arrived at, and left the scene, in three cars.

“Three men are in custody and our inquiries are moving forward to identify the others involved. This was n’t a disagreement or a fight, it was an ambush that has left a 19-year-old fighting for his life. “If you have information that could help us take these dangerous individuals off your streets please do get in touch.”

Anyone with information or footage relating to this incident should call 101 quoting CAD 5857/02May.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.