79-year-old slashed on a bus and another man stabbed in Nunhead

Kevin Quinn (05 September, 2020)

Both are being treated in hospital and a man was arrested at the scene

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Two men were attacked in the early hours of this morning in Nunhead, one of which was a 79-year-old aboard a 78 bus.

Police were called at 5:40am this morning (Saturday, 5 September)  to reports of an assault on board a Route 78 bus on St Mary’s Road.

A 79-year-old man, found suffering from a slash wound, was rushed to hospital for treatment; fortunately police said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Thee minutes later police were subsequently called by an ambulance crew  yards up St Mary’s Road to a residential address on Frobisher Place,  following reports of a 27-year-old man suffering stab injuries.

He was also taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition. Police said his injuries are also not believed to be life-threatening.

At this early stage, the police told the News that the incidents are believed to be linked.

A man was arrested close to where elderly victim was found on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 1590/05Sep and Cad 1595/05Sep.

Enquiries continue.

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