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Man stabbed before Spurs v West Ham is discharged

A 35-year-old man who was stabbed outside White Hart Lane on Sunday has been discharged from hospital, according to West Ham's website.

A man was stabbed outside White Hart Lane on Sunday. Credit: Reuters

The incident happened at approximately 3pm ahead of Tottenham's Premier League match with West Ham around the junction of White Hart Lane and Tottenham High Road.

The victim suffered a stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to an east London hospital but no arrests have yet been made following the Metropolitan Police's initial appeal for information and witnesses.

A West Ham club statement read:

West Ham United can confirm that the gentleman who suffered a stab wound in White Hart Lane on Sunday has been discharged from hospital following treatment.

The club would like to wish the supporter concerned a continued speedy recovery.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Haringey CID on 0203 276 3070 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– West Ham statement

Armed police on duty at Spurs v West Ham

Armed police were patrolling the Spurs ground at White Hart Lane for this afternoon's clash against West Ham.

It's the first match at White Hart Lane since the Paris terrorist attacks. Credit: PA

It comes amid heightened security following last week's terror attacks in Paris, which left 130 people dead.

Security has been ramped up at White Hart Lane. Credit: PA
This chap couldn't resist a selfie with a backdrop of police officers. Credit: PA



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Bilic believes Carroll is 'the best in England' in the air

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admits he has to rein in Andy Carroll but labelled his striker as "impossible" to play against when he is at his best.

Carroll's header secured victory over Chelsea last time out. Credit: Reuters

Carroll, who has endured a torrid time with injuries during his time at Upton Park, is finally working his way back to fitness following a lengthy lay-off with a knee problem.

He scored the winning goal against Chelsea last week after coming off the bench to send the Hammers up to third in the Premier League.

We are good in the air without Carroll - we have Diafra Sakho and Nikica Jelavic, who are good in the air. But with that he is maybe the best in England - definitely when he is fit.

It is not just his ability. When a good ball comes in like Aaron Cresswell's against Chelsea it is basically up to him. No matter how good the defenders are in the air, it is more up to Andy.

If the good balls come in an area where he is, it is almost impossible to mark him. His game is not just that - he has a sense and feeling for the game, he sees the move two or three moves before which makes him a great player.

– West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
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