Four men stabbed in brutal knife fight as cops Taser suspect before arresting seven men on suspicion of attempted murder | The Sun

Four men stabbed in brutal knife fight as cops Taser suspect before arresting seven men on suspicion of attempted murder | The Sun

FOUR men were stabbed in an early-evening knife fight yesterday – with police arresting seven on suspicion of attempted murder as violence erupted on the streets of London yet again.

Cops and paramedics dashed to Josephine Avenue in Brixton at around 6.20pm after reports of a huge street brawl.

Emergency responders found a seriously-injured man in his 30s at the scene.

He was rushed to hospital. The Sun understands his condition is critical.

A second man, whose age is not known, had also been stabbed.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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In a dramatic twist, detectives then stopped a Mercedes spotted fleeing the scene and arrested three men.

The car was halted in Coldharbour Lane, around a mile away from the horror.

One of the men inside the vehicle was Tasered during the stop.

Two others inside had also suffered knife wounds, and were taken to hospital for treatment.

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A further three males have also been arrested suspicion of attempted murder. They have been taken into custody.

A spokesman at the Met Police said today: "Police were called to Josephine Avenue at 6.19pm on Saturday to reports of a group of males fighting.

"Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service. A man in his 30s was found with stab wounds. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

"Another male was found at the scene with stab injuries and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken to hospital before being taken into custody.

"A vehicle seen driving away from the scene was stopped by police in Coldharbour Lane, SW9. Three males were detained and later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Taser was used to detain one of the men.

"One of the men detained was found to have a minor stab wound and was taken to hospital for treatment before being taken into custody.

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"Another male occupant of the vehicle was taken to hospital after he was found with stab wounds. We await an update on the condition of the three males in hospital.

"A further three males were arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been taken into custody.

"There are multiple crime scenes in place. Enquiries continue."

The horrific incident is just the latest in a wave of violent crime in the capital.

Earlier this week, 44-year-old Lee Byer was charged with murdering Thomas O'Halloran. The 87-year-old was knifed in Greenford as he rode his mobility scooter.

On Monday, a triple shooting in Brent left a 17-year-old boy, a 21-year-old man and a man in his 20s hurt. Two of the casualties were seriously injured.

Chef Li Sung, 58, was allegedly murdered just off Oxford Street on the same day.

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Li Hunan, 60, has been charged with the killing.

And Aziza Bennis, 58, was knifed in her home in Ealing on Monday afternoon. Her daughter Hannaa Bennis, 21, has been charged with murder.

Hours before, on Sunday, August 14, two men died – Sonny Booty, 36, who was found dead at a home in Lewisham, and 60-year-old Stephen Goodman, who was allegedly killed in Dagenham.

Two people have been charged with murder in connection to the tragedies.

On Saturday, August 13, a 25-year-old man was gunned down in Walthamstow in what police believe is a "targeted attack". No one has been arrested.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has blamed the weather for the spike in crime.

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He told LBC: "I'm afraid this summer we are seeing what we feared, which is an increase in violent crime… there are longer daylight hours, school holidays, a heatwave and so forth.

"We are working with the police to suppress that violence."

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