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12 November 2019 08:38

A police cordon has been put up outside a church in Barking amid reports of a stabbing.

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A police cordon has been put up outside a church in Barking amid reports of a stabbing. First reported at around 8pm on Monday (October 11), initial witness reports suggest the cordon is in Barking Abbey Grounds, just outside the St Margaret's Parish Church near the River Roding and the North Circular. The photo shows at least two police officers manning a cordon and one police car parked at the scene. We have contacted the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service for confirmation and more information about this incident. If you have any photos, videos or witness accounts from the scene please send them to our reporter on [email protected]

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