A distressed driver press the panic button to his control room reporting that a man had taken the bus hostage and stabbed two people who are understood to have been passengers on board. Mile End Road was closed in both directions and a crime scene has now been put in place after Police put the area into lockdown.
Paramedics from the London ambulance service treated a number of people at the scene for stab injuries. The N25 Spirit of London the buses named in memory of those who lost their lives on 7/7 has now been turned into a crime scene. First aid equipment and blue glove litter the floor and two piles of blood can be seen near the seats by the door. Officers who first attended rended first aid to those involved. The Met Police have been approached for comment