London crime: 48 hours of horrendous violence in capital as 5 shot and 8 stabbed – MyLondon
It’s been a horrific 48 hours of violence in London.
Over the weekend, five people were shot and eight were stabbed.
Shootings occurred in Brixton,Croydon and Hackney, while there were stabbings in Hackney,Harlesden,Islington,Southwark and Holburn.
Below are all the violent incidents MyLondon reported on over the weekend.
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2 men in hospital after ‘machine gun attack’ in Brixton
Loughborough Road, Brixton was cordoned off following the shooting
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Two men were shot in a Brixton street attack with reports suggesting the weapon used was a machine gun.
The Metropolitan Police, including firearms officers, were sent to Akerman Road at 6.52pm on Friday (July 31) to reports of gunshots and when they arrived at the scene they found damage to two parked vehicles but no victims.
However, a short while later two men self-presented at a South London hospital with gunshot wounds.
The following morning parts of Akerman Road, Loughborough Road and Fiveways Road were cordoned off, and a line of police officers were seen combing the streets for evidence.
It has been reported that the men were shot at with a machine gun, with a witness at the scene saying there was a large spread of 17 bullets across the area.
When asked for comment on the weapon used a Met Police spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing, at this early stage in the investigation speculation is unhelpful.”
It’s also rumoured that the area was put into lockdown as armed police searched the area for the attacker.
The conditions of the victims are not yet known.
There have not yet been any arrests.
Police officer hit with bottle outside ‘absolutely packed’ Shoreditch Tube station
Hundreds of revellers were reportedly seen in Shoreditch
A heavy police presence was seen in Shoreditch on Friday night, July 31 after a police officer was hit with a bottle outside Shoreditch High Street Tube station.
Witnesses reported seeing around 10 police vehicles parked outside the London Underground station following the attack at 10pm.
The officer’s injuries were not serious and one man has been arrested, the Met Police said.
In a statement the force said: “There was a crime scene near Shoreditch Tube station, after a police officer on patrol was hit with a bottle shortly after 10pm.
“The officer was treated at the scene by paramedics for a cut to the head and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
“One man has been arrested.”
Reports on social media suggest the heavy police presence was also due to hundreds of revellers gathering in the area, especially Boxpark and the surrounding venues.
Man shot near West Croydon station
The man was shot on London Road, Croydon
A man was rushed to hospital after he was shot in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 1) in Croydon.
Emergency services, including armed police, were called to London Road, close to West Croydon station, at 1.40am to reports of a shooting.
When police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, a man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was found with a gunshot wound.
He was taken to hospital where his condition was assessed as non life-threatening.
Detectives from the Met Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Police were called to Croydon following reports of a gunshot.
“Officers, including armed officers, and London ambulance service attended.
“A man, believed to be in his 20s, was found with a gunshot wound. He has been taken to hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”
2 men stabbed and shot in Hackney
Two men are receiving treatment in hospital after being shot and stabbed during a fight in Hackney.
Met Police officers rushed to the street fight in Mandeville Street at 1.12am on Saturday.
However, shortly after they arrived police were told that a 30-year-old man and a 31-year-old man with gunshot wounds had been taken to an East London hospital at 1.23am. One of the victims had been stabbed as well as being shot.
Officers believe they suffered their injuries in the fight.
A Met Police spokesperson said neither of the victims are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries and they both remain in hospital.
A 30-year-old man and a 31-year-old man have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently in custody.
Man stabbed multiple times in huge fight in Harlesden
Forensic officers could be seen gathering evidence
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A man is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in a huge brawl in Harlesden.
Emergency services were called to Harlesden High Street at 4am on Saturday following reports of a group fighting.
At the scene, officers and paramedics found a man in his 30s with stab injuries.
He was rushed to hospital, where his condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police were called just before 4am on Saturday, August 1 to High Street, Harlesden following reports of a group fighting.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man thought to be in his 30s with stab injuries.
“He was taken to hospital and his injuries are not being treated as life-threatening or changing.
“When officers arrived all other parties had left the scene.
“No arrests and enquiries are ongoing.”
Man stabbed repeatedly in Islington corner shop
Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed multiple times in Islington.
Met Police officers were called to Junction Road at 6.47pm on Saturday and found a man in his 30s suffering stab wounds.
He was reportedly taken to hospital in an air ambulance, and his current condition is not yet known.
One man has been arrested in connection with the incident, he remains in police custody.
It is reported he was attacked in a food and wine store, and that a large knife was recovered from the scene.
Man knifed in Burgess Park
A man was stabbed in Burgess Park
A man was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Burgess Park.
Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the popular Southwark park with families at 10.30pm on Saturday and found a man with stab injuries.
The victim was taken to hospital and his condition is not yet known.
One man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and he remains in police custody.
After the knife attack the Met Police approved a Section 35 dispersal notice and Section 60 Authority in Burgess Park and surrounding areas, giving officers greater stop and search powers and also the authority to make people leave the area.
2 men fighting for life after quadruple stabbing in Holborn
Four men were stabbed in Holburn
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Two men are fighting for their lives in hospital after a fight in Holborn resulted in four people being stabbed in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 2).
Two men turned up at hospital at 3.15am with stab wounds; one man, 34, is in a life-threatening condition while the other, 27, is not believed to have life-threatening injuries.
The two men are believed to have sustained their injuries during a fight on High Holborn.
At around 3.30am officers stopped on Clerkenwell Road after seeing a car parked with its hazard lights on.
In the car were two 25-year-old men with stab injuries. Officers provided first aid until the London Ambulance Service arrived and the two men were taken to hospital.
A large cordon was in place following the attack
(Image: David Nathan)
One of the men is in a life-threatening condition.
The other man has been discharged from hospital and has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is currently in custody.
The investigation is in its early stages, however these incidents are currently being treated as linked and originating from the fight on High Holborn.
Anyone with information regarding any of the above incidents is asked to call 101 or contact police via @MetCC.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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