A health centre worker has relived his quick thinking care for the victim of a stabbing near a school in Newham. 

Gulzarin Iqbal, a physician associate at Lord Lister Health Care, has recounted the moment he bravely stepped in to help.

The 27-year-old had finished with his patients for the day on January 30 when he said he heard "people arguing outside" along Woodgrange Road in Forest Gate.

Gulzarin then ran outside after hearing a scream.

He found a man laying "face down on the floor" with a lot of blood surrounding him.

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Newham Recorder: The incident occurred along Woodgrange RoadThe incident occurred along Woodgrange Road (Image: Google Maps)

The victim reportedly ran into a local pharmacy shouting for help.

Gulzarin said: "I immediately applied pressure to the wound, which was on his back.

“There’s always the worry of death after a stabbing, as people can bleed out. You just never know what the outcome is going to be."

Pharmacy workers from Sharman's Pharmacy called the police and ambulance service. 

Gulzarin asked a police officer to maintain pressure to the victim's wound whilst he went to get more supplies. 

He said: “By this point my arms were covered in blood.

“I brought back a defibrillator, just in case, and a heart monitor to check his vitals.

“The ambulance arrived about five minutes later.”

A 14-year-old boy has since been arrested in connection with the stabbing, which happened near Forest Gate Community School. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries. 

The Recorder contacted the school for comment previously but they advised they would not be doing so during the "active ongoing investigation". 

Reporting by SWNS.