Man, 25, is arrested following City of London stabbing after three smartly-dressed ‘have-a-go heroes’ were knifed while trying to stop men on electric bikes from snatching worker’s phone
- City of London Police arrested 25-year-old man in Islington, north London, today
- Arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and GBH
- Also arrested for intent and possession of an offensive weapon during attack
- Three ‘have-a-go-heroes’ were knifed trying to stop the two men on bikes
- The incident took place outside the 22 Bishopsgate skyscraper on October 6
A 25-year-old man has been arrested following the City of London stabbing where three smartly-dressed ‘have-a-go-heroes’ were knifed while trying to stop two men on electric bikes.
City of London Police arrested the man in Islington, north London, this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery, grievous bodily harm with intent & possession of an offensive weapon.
The incident took place outside the 22 Bishopsgate skyscraper on October 6.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Colin Bishop, of the City of London Police major crime team, said the man was arrested by detectives investigating ‘a number of serious offences connected with the attempted robbery and knife attack’ in Bishopsgate last Thursday.
‘He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon,’ he said.
‘He remains in police custody.’
A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the City of London stabbing. Pictured: Ambulance crews can be seen treating two people who were injured
Forensic officers were seen outside 22 Bishopsgate where the stabbing took place on October 6
A lady in a purple coat and long floral dress was one of the heroes of the day and bravely stepped in to help
She then got into the thick of the action and courageously pushes one of the men off of another hero he was attacking in the street
Later she was seen confronting one of the other men, pointing at where he has injured her on her arm before strolling away
A courier in a red jacket was also one of the key heroes on the day and was instrumental in tackling both of the men
He also stopped them setting upon a man who was pushed down onto the floor, potentially saving his life or more harm
Officers received reports of the incident on Bishopsgate at 9.46 am and they arrived at the scene just five minutes later.
Three people were stabbed and a further person injured after being ‘pushed to the floor’ on the streets of the capital this morning as passersby said they tried to prevent a theft.
The three victims, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated and an investigation was launched by the Major Crime Team.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
City of London Police previously said the attack was not being treated as terror-related.
The incident took place outside the 22 Bishopsgate skyscraper on October 6
Here one of the heroes, wearing a red jacket, can be seen lying on the ground in the moments after the attack
The moment three smartly-dressed ‘have-a-go heroes’ are stabbed while reportedly trying to stop two men on electric bikes snatching a worker’s phone
Blood was seen on the floor at the scene after the ‘heroes’ tried to step in but were knifed
Blood, paramedics’ medical bags and items of clothing could all be seen left behind at the scene after the incident
A large area of Bishopsgate was cordoned off as police investigations began
Charlotte Wright, 26, an administrator from Colchester who works near the scene, said: ‘I feel a bit apprehensive and scared coming out to get my lunch, but also pretty secure and safe.
‘I know London is a very busy city and I know that if anything were to happen, unfortunately like the guys that stepped in during this incident, there are heroes willing to do that.’
Reports suggest that two men on electric bikes attempted to steal a worker’s mobile phone before passers-by bravely got involved in an attempt to prevent it.