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Horror on night bus in London as passenger is stabbed – as police close nearby Tube station 

Horror on night bus in London as passenger is stabbed – as police close nearby Tube station

  • The stabbing took place on Mile End Road outside underground station at 1am
  • Knife attack took place on N25 Night bus near to the tube station in east London 
  • A 34-year-old man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries, police say
  • Two other men were also taken to hospital for treatment to slash injuries
  • Man, 34, has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm 


A man is fighting for his life after a horrifying knife attack on a London night bus in the early hours of this morning. 

Officers rushed to Mile End Road, east London, around 1am today after the stabbing on an N25 night bus.

The incident took place outside Mile End underground station, which has been taped-off by officers this morning.

A 34-year-old man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries. He is believed to be in a critical condition.

Two other men – aged 34 and 22 – were also taken to hospital for treatment to slash injuries. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police say.

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody. 

Police are today investigating a stabbing on a London night bus – with officers seen taping off the double-decker vehicle this morning

Officers rushed to Mile End Road, east London, around 1am this morning after the attack on an N25 night bus

Officers rushed to Mile End Road, east London, around 1am this morning after the attack on an N25 night bus

The incident took place outside Mile End underground station, which has today been taped-off by officers this morning

 The incident took place outside Mile End underground station, which has today been taped-off by officers this morning

A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 12.48am on Wednesday, 20 October to Mile End Road, E8 following reports of a man seen in possession of a knife on board a Route N25 bus.

‘Officers attended and found a 34-year-old man suffering from stab injuries. They immediately provided first aid.

‘The man was taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

‘Two other men – aged 34 and 22 – were also taken to hospital for treatment to slash injuries; their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

‘A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Mile End Road westbound is currently closed off while police investigate. A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue, police say

Mile End Road westbound is currently closed off while police investigate. A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue, police say

‘A crime scene remains in place. Enquiries continue.’ 

Mile End Road westbound is currently closed off while police investigate. 

In a post on Twitter, Tower Hamlets Police said: ‘Due to an ongoing investigation into a serious assault that occurred earlier this morning.

‘The westbound carriageway of Mile End Road, and Mile End Underground Station remains closed at this time.’ 

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 244/20Oct. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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