A teenager continues to fight for his life after he was shot and stabbed in Dagenham last week.

The incident on Whalebone Lane South was reported to the Metropolitan Police at 5.20pm on Thursday, May 2.

A 19-year-old was found with stab wounds at the scene near to the polling station at Becontree Methodist Church.

The initial call to the police had mentioned a stabbing, but a second call shortly after suggested that gun shots were heard in the area.

Barking and Dagenham Post: Blood stained clothing left at the crime sceneBlood stained clothing left at the crime scene (Image: UGC)Met Police earlier said that that man was stabbed, but later added that he was stabbed and shot.

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He was rushed to the hospital where he still remains in life-threatening condition a week after.

A Met Police spokesperson said today (May 9): “There has been no changes in the victim’s condition."

Three men - two 19-year-olds and a 26-year-old - had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace said on Friday (May 3): "This wasn’t a disagreement or a fight, it was an ambush that has left a 19-year-old fighting for his life.

“Enquiries are moving forward to identify the others involved”.

A crime scene was in place on Whalebone Lane South that was shut in both directions.

People on social media platforms claimed they had seen a police tape and several emergency service vehicles at the site.