London’s emergency services experienced a day of mayhem last Wednesday, August 26, with a large wave of stabbings that left numerous victims injured. On Wednesday, two men, a teenage boy, and a teenage girl were all stabbed in different attacks in South and West London during a 24-hour period.
Luckily, no one was killed, but two of the victims were reportedly left in life-threatening conditions. Two men have been arrested in connection with one of the stabbings, but many of the other suspects are still at large.
One of the worst of the attacks took place on Kenmore Crescent in Hayes, sometime after midnight. Police were called to the home just after 1 am after someone reported an assault. To their shock, they found a victim with a stab wound in his head. Surprisingly, his injuries were not life-threatening, but he was taken to a hospital.
In another case near Broadway in Bexleyheath, a teenage girl was attacked and stabbed around 8:50 pm. The girl is just 17-years-old, but police confirmed that her injuries were not life-threatening either. Two males connected with her stabbing are currently in custody, but their names have not yet been revealed to the public.
In addition to these incidents, a terrifying ‘machete attack’ was reported at Abbey Wood pub in New Addington. This incident was especially gruesome and has left a 20-year-old man hospitalized and fighting for his life. No arrests have been made yet, and no suspects have been identified in the machete attack. Initially, officers were responding to reports of shots being fired, but they didn’t find any evidence that anyone had a gun.
According to Met Police Harrow, police were also called by the London Ambulance Service at 6:07 pm to Montesole Playing Fields after a teenage male was found suffering from stab wounds.
The victim was taken to hospital by air ambulance after treatment at scene. His condition is life-threatening, Harrow said.
Anyone with any information about these incidents is being to call the Met Police on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.