Man stabbed in row over McDonald's meal in Ilford

Braintree and Witham Times: Police and ambulance crews at the scene. Photo courtesy of Cllr Paul Canal. Police and ambulance crews at the scene. Photo courtesy of Cllr Paul Canal.

A man was stabbed near a McDonald's restaurant after earlier confronting another diner for allegedly eating some of his meal.

The 26-year-old is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after the attack, which happened at the junction of Chadwick Road and High Road in Ilford on Monday night.

Police say the victim went into the nearby McDonald's with a woman and ordered some food, but returned to the counter minutes later to complain that some of it had been eaten.

He then accused another customer of being responsible and a row broke out.

Police say the victim then left the fast food outlet but was followed by two suspects and two other youths.

A fight then broke out in the street and the man was stabbed once in the chest.

The two suspects then ran off down Cranbrook Road, past Ilford station and into York Road, police say.

It happened at around 10.20pm.

Woodford Bridge councillor Paul Canal witnessed the aftermath after coming out of Redbridge Town Hall following a council meeting.

Cllr Canal said that he and fellow councillors David Poole and Matthew Chaudhury went to see if they could help but police and ambulance crews arrived quickly at the scene.

He told the Guardian : "The police and paramedics were very worried. They described it as 'touch and go'."

"It is shocking that such an attack can happen at 10pm on a Monday evening in Ilford. 

"The side street, whilst close to Ilford, is not very well lit. 

"I hope the victim recovers fully and the perpetrators are quickly apprehended and punished".

A Met spokeswoman said: "Both suspects are described as black males aged between 18 - 25 years old, having short black hair and wearing dark coloured puffer type jackets and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms. 

"One of the suspects may have a silver tooth.

"Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact DC Rush at Ilford CID on 0208 345 2733 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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12:26pm Wed 11 Sep 13

Billy Yerache says...

Couldn't make it up
Couldn't make it up Billy Yerache

3:12pm Wed 11 Sep 13

OngarRS says...

Lovely place Ilford
Lovely place Ilford OngarRS

9:03pm Wed 11 Sep 13

alexb424 says...

It was a lovely place a wonder what changed?
It was a lovely place a wonder what changed? alexb424

9:32am Thu 12 Sep 13

AndyBSG says...

Those descriptions certainly narrow the pool of suspects down...

We live in the City with the most CCTV in the world but the best they can come up with are descriptions like that?
Those descriptions certainly narrow the pool of suspects down... We live in the City with the most CCTV in the world but the best they can come up with are descriptions like that? AndyBSG

10:16am Thu 12 Sep 13

Billy Yerache says...

It is this crime problem why many professionals shun these types of areas including Walthamstow, according to a report in the standard last night.

Police have lost control of the streets and left them in the hands of the criminals who are hardly 'petty' anymore with their array of guns, knives and weapons for protection as they ply their drug trade.
It is this crime problem why many professionals shun these types of areas including Walthamstow, according to a report in the standard last night. Police have lost control of the streets and left them in the hands of the criminals who are hardly 'petty' anymore with their array of guns, knives and weapons for protection as they ply their drug trade. Billy Yerache

1:40pm Thu 12 Sep 13

G_Whiz says...

The, 'how to sum up the future of London in one headline' award goes to......
The, 'how to sum up the future of London in one headline' award goes to...... G_Whiz

11:20pm Tue 17 Sep 13

ColinOrient says...

Sadly we are no longer safe in Greater London. Nothing will change until these violent, knife-carrying monsters are given proper punishments by the out-of-touch, posh Surrey-residing magistrates.
Sadly we are no longer safe in Greater London. Nothing will change until these violent, knife-carrying monsters are given proper punishments by the out-of-touch, posh Surrey-residing magistrates. ColinOrient

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