A 19 year old male has been stabbed in Stratford, east London police have confirmed.

Met police say: They were called at 8.45pm to Abbey Lane. The teenager is currently in a non life threatening condition. No arrests have been made at this time and a Section 60 stop and search warrant has been authorised.

Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 allows a police officer to stop and search a person without suspicion. Section 60 stops and searches can take place in an area which has been authorised by a senior police officer on the basis of their reasonable belief that violence has or is about to occur, and where it is expedient to prevent it or search people for a weapon if one was involved in the incident.

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