Armed police descend on London common as man and a woman are stabbed – Daily Mail



Armed police rushed to a London common tonight after two people were stabbed. 

Officers arrested a man after a man and woman were found bleeding near Clapton Common, Hackney at around 11.20pm. 

The man was attacked outside a Jewish bakery and stabbed three times, according to witnesses. He then staggered inside for help before collapsing on the floor, where he was helped by volunteers from a Jewish community group.

Around the corner, in nearby Springfield Park, an illegal rave was being held. 

The victims have been taken to hospital and a cordon remains in place.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at 23.24hrs to reports of a stabbing near Clapton Common, E5.

The man was attacked outside a Jewish bakery in Clapton Common, Hackney and stabbed three times, according to witnesses (pictured, a bleeding victim)

Volunteers at the scene gave first aid to one victim, according to social media reports

Armed police rushed to a London common tonight after two people were stabbed

‘Officers and LAS attended the scene where they found a man and women suffering from injuries. They have been taken to hospital.

‘We await an update on their conditions. A man (no further details at present) has been arrested and taken to a nearby police station. Enquiries continue.’ 

Earlier, officers had taken action to disperse crowds causing ‘significant disruptions’ at two illegal mass raves in south London.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement dispersal zones had been applied in response to events in Clapham Common and Tooting Bec Common. 

The ‘unlicensed events’ continued a sequence of unlawful gatherings in London over the past four nights which have involved police injuries.

Officers arrested a man after a man and woman were found bleeding in Clapton Common, Hackney at around 11.20pm (pictured, armed police at the scene)

Seven people were arrested and two weapons seized by police at illegal gatherings over Friday night and Saturday morning.

The arrests include two people in Newham who were carrying a firearm and a ‘Rambo-style’ knife respectively, the Met said.

Five people were arrested at another music event in Third Avenue, West Kilburn, including two for attacking police officers. The Met said two officers were injured but did not require hospital treatment.

It comes after Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick vowed to shut down events flouting health regulations. 

Last night’s incident comes after days of knife violence in London. 

The two victims have been taken to hospital while a police cordon remains in place

On June 25, a man was stabbed near East Acton station. The victim, in his 20s, was taken to hospital where his injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening.

Ten minutes after the police were first called, reports came in that a man had been attacked by a group of men near Henchman Street.

Police officers are treating the two attacks as linked and are appealing for information and witnesses.

This comes soon after a 48-year-old man was stabbed to death in a home in Waldegrave Road, Haringey, on June 20. Police named the victim as Mihai Gae, who was rushed to hospital but died at around 1am the following day.

A man, 42, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is believed to be known to the victim, who died from a stab wound to the neck, the post-mortem revealed.

Police were also called to a triple stabbing in Edmonton, Enfield, on June 22.

Two men in their 20s were found with knife injuries and were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

A third man, also in his 20s, presented himself at a north London hospital soon after. No arrests have been made so far.