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Four people taken to hospital after stabbing attack at GP practice

Four people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place on Wednesday morning at a GP surgery and a nearby health centre in East London.

A 40-year-old man was arrested inside the health centre on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and taken to hospital suffering from a minor injury where he was treated and then discharged. He is currently in custody at an east London police station.

No charges have been made against the man as yet.

The incident took place around 11am at the Tredegar Practice on St Stephen’s Road, Tower Hamlets and St Stephen’s Health Centre, William Place, which is opposite the practice.

Police officers, including specialist firearms officers, were called to the scene where they found three people suffering from stab injuries.

Two of the victims – a 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man – were injured at the GP practice while a 77-year-old woman was injured at the health centre. They were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service and their injuries are not being treated as life-threatening. They remain in hospital.

Another woman made her own way to hospital with a minor injury, and was later discharged.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: ‘Cordons remain in place while enquiries are ongoing. This incident is not terror related.’

No further details have been made public.

Note: This story was updated at 17.20 on 19 December to reflect an updated statement from the Metropolitan Police. 

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