Night of stabbings in London as five knifed in three attacks

2 November 2019, 00:35

Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Five men have been injured in three separate stabbings across the capital on Friday night as London's knife crime problem continues.

A male, whose age is not yet known, was found suffering from a stab wound in Beckenham at around 8pm before being taken to hospital.

Police rushed to the scene on Churchfields Road where they found the victim and are waiting for an update on his condition.

No arrests have yet been made and the police were still at the scene at about 10pm.

Bromley Police tweeted: "Police were alerted by LAS (London Ambulance Service) at 8.02pm after a male was found suffering from a stab injury in Churchfields Road.

"The male was taken to hospital. We await an assessment of his condition. There have been no arrests. Police remain on scene."

The emergency services were called to a separate incident on Abdale Road in Shepherd's Bush after two men, aged 19 and 21, were stabbed following an "altercation" at around 7pm.

London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police attended the scene with police officers remaining in place at the end of the day.

A Section 60 order was put in place in the Hammersmith and Fulham area and the two men were taken to a west London hospital.

Hammersmith and Fulham Police tweeted: "A Section 60 Order has been authorised for the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 19:30hrs to 07:00hrs on 2 November."

Two men were taken to hospital after a stabbing in Shepherd's Bush
Two men were taken to hospital after a stabbing in Shepherd's Bush. Picture: David Nathan

Two teenagers were also stabbed in a knife attack outside Barking tube station on Friday evening.

The boys, both 16, were rushed to hospital after being found with knife wounds on Station Parade.

Police were called at 5.55pm to reports of a man with a knife.

London Ambulance Service joined the police in attending the incident and found the victims, who had suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The London Ambulance Service tweeted: "Two patients were treated at the scene & both were taken to east London hospitals. Special thanks to the off duty nurse, doctor & student medic on scene."

Another teenager was arrested at the scene on suspicion of ABH.

A stop and search is in place until 7am on Saturday.

Barking and Dagenham Police tweeted: "A section 60 order has been put in place in the area of the A406 between A124 and A13, A13 between A406 and Upney Lane; Upney Lane between A124 and A13 and A124 between A406 and A13 until 7am tomorrow after two 16-yr-olds were stabbed in Station Parade.

Public transport was also disrupted because of the incident.

Witnesses are being urged to contact police on 101 quoting reference 6608/01Nov for the Barking incident.