Stoke Newington stabbing – Moment hero workmen and Deliveroo rider pin knifeman to the ground after man stabbed

HERO workmen and a Deliveroo rider bravely pinned a knifeman to the ground today after a horror high street stabbing.

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the shocking attack was carried out in front of stunned shoppers.

Witnesses today claimed the man had run down Stoke Newington High Street in North London with a large knife just before 11am.

A man in his 50s was then knifed multiple times including in the head, police said.

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Photos showed how hero workmen and a Deliveroo rider rushed to stop the alleged knifeman yelling "keep him down" before cops flooded the scene.

Local business owner Atique Choudhury told The Sun Online that a witness had rushed into his restaurant moments after the stabbing.

He said: "My friend told me that a person with a long knife ran up the road and stabbed him a few times.

"He was armed with a knife and hit him across the head and shoulder."

He said he himself had heard yelling and screaming himself and rushed out to the street.

Mr Choudhury said: "I saw a gentleman on a chair in a cafe being comforted."

He said the victim was wearing tradition Hasidic clothes.

A man in his 40s has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Aasmah Mir, breakfast presenter on Times Radio, tweeted: "Caught up in aftermath of a stabbing on Stoke Newington High Street in London this morning.

"Men running, screaming 'Call The Police!'

"Heard a woman driver behind me telling a bus driver that the alleged attacker had got off his bus.

"Builders jumped on him. Absolutely terrifying."

She added: "Those builders and the delivery driver who jumped on the alleged attacker are just the best.

"I feel quite emotional about it because people don’t care about their own safety, they just work together to keep everyone else safe."

Hackney Police said they were called to the scene just before 11am, saying: "A man, aged in his fifties, was found suffering stab wounds.

"Another man, aged in his forties, had been restrained on the floor by members of the public.

"A man aged in his forties, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken to hospital after suffering what is believed to be minor head injuries."

Despite initial reports on social media that the Jewish victim was targeted as a hate crime, police said they were not treating the incident as terror-related.

The Community Security Trust said they were "aware of reports a Jewish man has been stabbed in Stoke Newington, North London" and were in contact with police.

London Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called to reported of a stabbing, saying: "We assessed a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre."

An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene.

Hackney Council told locals: "Stoke Newington High Street is closed between Evering Road and Stoke Newington Church Street following a police incident. Please avoid the area if possible."

Met Police and London Ambulance have been approached for comment.

It comes as police today confirmed four people had been charged with assault after a cop was attacked in nearby Hackney.

The officer was outnumbered as he was punched on the ground – as bystanders watched and laughed.

Four people including a 13-year-old boy have since been charged with assault.

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