A market stall holder who accused three teenagers of stealing from him was stabbed in broad daylight yesterday.
The 29-year-old man, who runs a mobile phone stall at Queen’s Market in Upton Park, remains in a critical condition at an east London hospital today following the shocking attack at 2.50pm on Sunday.
The victim is believed to have confronted the group after he apparently saw them stealing from his stall, Scotland Yard said.
A 16-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys were arrested yesterday and remain in custody at an east London police station.
Detectives investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to speak to them.
Detective Sergeant John Kirby from Newham CID said: “I need to hear from anyone who was near to the scene of the incident or who witnessed a group of three males acting suspiciously in the Green Street area on Sunday afternoon.”
Anyone with information should call Newham police on 020 8217 5253.