LONDON BLOODBATH: Sidcup stabbing sparks major police manhunt for knife attacker – Express.co.uk
London news: Police were called to Longlands Road in Sidcup (Image: GOOGLE MAPS)
The victim, a man in his 20s, was rushed to hospital after the brutal stabbing in Sidcup, south-east London, this evening.
He was airlifted to a nearby hospital by London Air Ambulance, but police were unable to confirm his condition.
The knifeman remains at large following the horrific attack.
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 7:10pm to reports of a stabbing at King George’s Recreation Ground in Sidcup.
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We sent an incident response officer and an ambulance crew
“The emergency services attended. A man, believed to be in his 20s, has been taken to an east London hospital.
“We await an update on his condition. There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 7:12pm today to Longlands Road, Sidcup, to reports of a stabbing.
“We sent an incident response officer and an ambulance crew. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a person at the scene and took them by air to a major trauma centre.”
London has been rocked by a spate of knife crime this year (Image: GETTY)
London has been rocked by a spate of knife crime this year, heaping pressure on politicians to tackle the crisis.
Cressida Dick, Britain’s most senior police officer, has spoken of her anger at the sheer volume of lives lost due to knife crime.
The Metropolitan Police Crime Commissioner said in February: “I have spoken all too often at the anger I feel at the senseless waste of life.
“The frequency with which some of our young people are prepared to take each other’s lives is shocking.”