London crime: Man stabbed in Burgess Park and police given extra stop and search powers – My London



A man has been 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, August 1 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.

A crime scene remained in place on Sunday morning, August 2.

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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.

The incident is falsely being reported as a shooting on social media, and many have said they heard a helicopter circling for hours.

Officers remain in the area on Sunday morning and are talking to those still in and around the park.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 9246/1Aug.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be called 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.