Two men were stabbed within 24 hours in Peckham on Saturday – in broad daylight.
The incidents occurred just streets apart, and come amid rising knife crime across the capital and amid a spate of stabbings in Southwark.
The first stabbing took place on Peckham’s Rye Lane early in the morning, with the second reported that evening, on Lugard Road.
A Met spokesperson confirmed that officers were called with reports of a man suffering stab injuries on Rye Lane at 6.20 am on Saturday, July 14.
He told the News: “The man, who is believed to be aged in his late 40s, was taken to a south London hospital where his condition has now been deemed not life-threatening.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 6:04am on 14 July to Rye Lane, Peckham to reports of a stabbing.
“We sent an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital as a priority by road.”
The second incident was reported to police at around 5.20pm, when officers were told a man had been assaulted on Lugard Road, about fifteen minutes walk from Rye Lane.
Police confirmed: “The London Ambulance Service attended and the man, aged in his 20s, was taken to a south London hospital for treatment to a stab injury to the arm.
“He was discharged following treatment.
“At this early stage it is believed the victim was attacked by two males, one of whom stabbed him.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:”We were called at 5:14pm 14 July to Lugard Road, Peckham to reports of a stabbing.
“We sent an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew to the scene.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital as a priority.”
Southwark police officers are continuing to investigate both incidents and no arrests have been made.
There is no suggestion they are linked.
Photos posted on Twitter appeared to show parts of Rye Lane cordoned off on Saturday morning.
— Georgi Honnor (@GeorgiHonnor) July 14, 2018
Stabbing in Peckham I’ve been told. Just seen this as I arrived for my swimming lesson. Mad. pic.twitter.com/pZFkaWrKRw
— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) July 14, 2018
Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.