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Two teenagers, arrested in Ashford, charged with attempted murder after cyclist stabbed and shot in Dagenham, London while riding his bike

Two teenagers who were arrested in Ashford have been charged with attempted murder after a cyclist was stabbed and shot while riding his bike.

Police were called to Whalebone Lane South in Dagenham just before 5.30pm on May 2 following reports that a man had been stabbed.

Whalebone Lane South in Dagenham, east London. Picture: Google
Whalebone Lane South in Dagenham, east London. Picture: Google

Shortly after, a second call was received from a member of the public reporting gunshots heard in the area.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 19-year-old man, with what appeared to be stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital where it was confirmed that he had been stabbed and also shot.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition and next of kin have been informed.

On Friday, May 10, detectives investigating the incident arrested two 17-year-olds in Ashford on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

They were taken to a police station in London for questioning and later charged with both offences.

The pair were remanded in custody to appear in court today.

Five men and a woman, aged between 18 and 25 years old, had previously been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have since been bailed pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information or footage relating to this incident should call 101 quoting 5857/02May.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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