London

Tower Hamlets stabbings: Three injured at health centres

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Image caption Three people were taken to hospital with stab injuries

Three people have been taken to hospital after stabbings at two health centres in east London.

Two men, aged 24 and 33, were stabbed in Tredegar Practice on St Stephen's Road in Tower Hamlets and a 77-year-old woman was stabbed at St Stephen's Health Centre at about 11:00 GMT.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but they were taken to a trauma centre where they remain.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH.

He was taken to hospital suffering from a minor injury but was later discharged. He is currently in custody an east London police station.

Image caption A 40-year-old man was arrested inside the second location on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm

A video posted to social media showed a man with long hair, dressed only in his underwear, being led in handcuffs to the back of a police van.

The London Ambulance Service said several crews were sent to the scene.

A spokeswoman said: "We sent an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, two ambulance crews and two single responders in cars to the scene. We also dispatched a response car from London's Air Ambulance.

"We treated four people at the scene. We took three of the four to a major trauma centre as a priority and one to hospital."

The Met said the attacks were not being treated as terror-related.

St Stephen's practice manager, Balvinder Kullar, said all staff were safe and described the emergency service response as "brilliant".