A 24-year-old man is in hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed in Walworth yesterday evening by ‘six men armed with knives and baseball bats’.
Police were called to East Street at 5.22pm after the severely injured victim was found by paramedics.
It is believed he was attacked in Nursery Row Park.
A section 60 was in place after the attack covering a large area of SE17.
The Met has also upped patrols in the vicinity.
A section 60 Order has been authorised from 5.45pm on 21 Aug until 7am on 22 Aug in #Walworth following a stabbing this afternoon. It covers the Albany Rd, Old Kent Rd, New Kent Rd, Elephant & Castle, Walworth Rd and Camberwell Rd areas of SE17 pic.twitter.com/TvChNFT9y8
— Southwark Police (@MPSSouthwark) August 21, 2020
Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward as they begin lengthy CCTV trawls and door-to-door enquiries.
So far, no one has been arrested.
DS Rob Merrett, from Central South CID, said: “I believe the victim was attacked by a group of up to six males armed with baseball bats and knives.
“An investigation is underway, including forensic analysis of the scene and of all available CCTV footage, in addition to house-to-house and other local enquiries.
“I urge any witnesses, anyone with information and in particular people who have mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward and speak with police if they have not already done so.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101, or to give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.