Detectives from Specialist Crime and the Central East Command Unit are investigating two firearms discharges that occurred within an hour of each in east London.

At 02:40hrs on Saturday, 13 August a male in his 20s was stabbed and shots were fired in Bohemia Place E8.

He was taken to hospital; his condition is not life-threatening.

At 03:30hrs shots were fired at a residential address in Corsley Way E9. Nobody was injured.

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Allen said: “I completely understand the considerable concern these two incidents will provoke, especially in light of a recent fatal shooting in a neighbouring borough.

“We are doing everything we can to understand whether there is any link. My officers are conducting a number of enquiries and further police resources have been deployed to the area to keep the public safe and provide reassurance.

“I believe the incident in Bohemia Place especially was witnessed by a number of people. Did you see anything suspicious around the time of these incidents? Do you have dash cam or doorbell footage that might help? If you have information that you think could help us with either incident, please do the right thing and make contact.”

Detective Chief Inspector James Bray, Central East Command Unit, said: “Over the coming days local people will see an increased police presence within these areas. This is not to alarm anyone but to help keep you safe.

“We’re providing every support to our colleagues in Specialist Crime as they investigate, but we need the public’s help. If you have information that could help us track down and remove lethal firearms from our streets please approach officers and tell them what you know.”

Please call 101 or tweet @MetCC – ref Incident 1 – CAD 1027/13 Aug / incident 2 CAD 1159/1161 13 Aug

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