Man stabbed in the face and another slashed in separate knife attacks in Barking

Police at the scene outside the Barking Dog. Pic: Liam Coleman

Police at the scene outside the Barking Dog. Pic: Liam Coleman - Credit: Archant

A woman and a man have been arrested following two separate knife attacks 20 minutes apart in Barking last night.

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Officers were first called to a fight in Wakering Road near The Spotted Dog where they found a man who had been slashed across the face at 9.50pm.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

At around 10.10pm police were called to Boundary Road where a man was found with a stab injury to his face.

A woman at the scene was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Both arrestees are currently in police custody.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.