Police investigating the shooting and stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Plaistow have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. The man was taken to an East London police station and has been released on bail.
- Police say the men were armed with knives and a firearm and were all wearing balaclavas
- They stabbed a 15-year-old boy and shot him in the leg
- He was taken to hospital where his condition remains serious
Police say anybody with information should contact the Metropolitan Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A 15-year-old boy has been shot and stabbed at his home in Plaistow by a gang of masked attackers. Five men forced their way into the property in Grange Road in the early hours of Friday morning. The boy has no gang links and is not believed to be involved in crime.
Two men who were arrested in connection with the shooting of a shopkeeper in Plaistow have been bailed until January.
Police were called at 11:50pm on Thursday to reports of two men injured following a shooting outside the Show Supermarket in High Street.
Police and London Ambulance Service arrived and found two men, one aged 51 and the other 40, suffering from gunshot wounds.
The 51-year-old man remains in a critical condition and the 40-year-old man has been discharged from hospital.
Police believe an attempted robbery took place at the supermarket as the two men who were shot work there.
A 35 year-old man has been jailed for four years for knocking two young women unconscious in unprovoked attacks. Last November, police released this footage of Michael Ayoade punching a 16 year-old to the ground in the High Street in Plaistow.
After he was arrested, police realised he had also attacked a university student, Daniella Montieth, at Plaistow tube station in November 2011. She was knocked unconscious in the ticket hall.
Judge Roger Chapple said they were "vicious, unprovoked attacks on young, lone females".
A man who left a petite teenager with a broken teeth, a bleeding lip and a bruised face after an unprovoked attack in Plaistow, will be sentenced today.
Michael Ayoade was caught on CCTV footage
A man's due in court today charged over an attack which left a 16-year-old girl sprawled unconscious on the pavement on Plaistow High Street.
34-year-old Michael Ayoade, who lives in Plaistow, is accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
A 34-year-old man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow on Tuesday 13 November.
He is Michael Ayoade of Green Gate Street, E13.
He appears in custody at Thames Magistrates' Court on 23rd November.
New Scotland Yard said the man arrested on 21st November in connection with the Plaistow assault is 34 years old. He remains in custody.
Detective Superintendent Helen Millichap of Newham Police described the attack on the 16 year-old as "really unusual". She hopes the attacker will quickly be identified.