Horrifying video footage appears to show the moment a man is stabbed in the street following a car crash.
Police closed off Gale Street in Dagenham, east London, after they were called to the scene at around 6pm on Monday night.
Reports say two cars collided that evening and a man in one of the vehicles was then stabbed.
Mobile phone footage, which is believed to be related to the incident, shows two men in an altercation as the woman filming says, ‘What the f***, he’s stabbing him!’
The men then clear the scene, and shortly after a man in a balaclava is seen approaching the crashed white car with what appears to be a knife in his hand.
He seems to slash the vehicle’s tyres as another man then approaches and kicks the car before the clip ends.
Separate footage shows the masked man running as a silver car drives away with another vehicle on its bonnet.
An air ambulance is said to have landed close to the scene, Essex Live reports.
The victim and the attackers fled the site of the incident before a man in his 20s arrived at an east London hospital with stabbing injuries, reports say.
Metropolitan Police have completely shut the road as they carry out enquiries.
A spokesperson said: ‘Police were called to Gale Street, Dagenham, at 6.18pm on Monday, August 17, to reports of a road traffic collision and a stabbing.
‘Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS). It was reported that two cars had collided and a man inside one of the vehicles had then been stabbed.
‘The victim and the suspect(s) had left the scene before police arrived. A short time later, a man in his 20s, attended an east London hospital with stab injuries. We await an update on his condition.
‘A crime scene is in place. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’