Police investigating tower block stabbing

Police have launched an investigation into the stabbing of two men on a Barking council estate.

The incident happened at Rookwood House, St Marys, on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, Wednesday afternoon.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that police had been called to the address at 3.10pm, where two men needed treatment for stab wounds after an altercation took place.

She added: “Both victims were taken to Royal London Hospital. Injuries are not life threatening.”

A police investigation has now been launched.

Anyone who has information concerning the circumstances surrounding this incident should contact Detective Shane Donnelly of Barking and Dagenham CID on (020) 3276 1058 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on (080) 555 111.