A man was stabbed in a ‘mass brawl’ at the Westfield shopping centre in east London and another left with head injuries. Police rushed to Stratford train station, next door to the shopping centre, to reports of a fight this evening. They found a man with a stab wound and another with head injuries. A social media photo shows a man lying on the floor inside the shopping centre surrounded by police and security guards.
A suspect was arrested in the shopping centre on suspicion of causing GBH and possession of an offensive weapon, the Met Police said. One witnesses claimed she was locked in a shop and saw ‘blood all over the floor’ and another claimed there was ‘a mass brawl’. Hollie Rose posted on Twitter: “Imagine getting locked in a store in Westfield only to come out to find blood all over the floor and police everywhere, brilliant.”
Justin Dealey said: “Thought I would come to Westfield Stratford for a change. Within minutes I’ve seen a mass brawl in the shopping centre.” Lewis Bloyce wrote: “You see Westfield Stratford, it ain’t safe.” A Met Police spokesman said: “We were called at 6.15pm to reports of a fight near Stratford station. A male was found suffering a stab injury and taken to hospital. A second male was found with head injuries, not thought to be serious. Another male was arrested nearby on suspicion of GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.”