A man was stabbed on the Isle of Dogs following a fight.

Canary Wharf councillor Andrew Wood said: “From what I know there was an altercation outside the fish and chip shop between a group of youths and a man.

“The victim is not seriously wounded, apparently, but he is not cooperating with the police.”

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Monday, October 26, near the Tooke Arms pub and the Barkantine Practice.

A burnt-out moped was also found at the scene, but it is not clear who this belongs to.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 6.47pm on Monday, October 26, to reports of a man suffering from a stab injury on Westferry Road, E14.

“The man, aged in his early 40s, was taken to an east London hospital where he was treated for his injuries, which were described as not life threatening.

The burnt-out moped in Westferry Road

“No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.”

Cllr Wood has asked local social landlord One Housing Group to sort out CCTV within the area.

He said: “The CCTV output there is really poor – everything that happens in the area is between 15m of that CCTV, so it’s clearly not working.”

The stabbing comes in the same week the Metropolitan Police Service launched its half term initiative to tackle knife crime in the capital.

Detective chief superintendent Kevin Southworth, currently heading up the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “Our summer operation had a significant impact, with more than 900 knives recovered during a period of weeks and over 270 arrests.

“For this reason we are running a second tranche to coincide with half term, where we will again be looking to reduce the number of knives in circulation, taking them out of the hands of those individuals intent on using them.

“We have a number of operations planned throughout the capital, including activity to target known offenders, focused and intelligence-led stop and search and weapon sweeps in areas where intelligence suggests offenders are hiding knives in public areas to avoid being caught in possession of them.”