TWO males have been injured in a double stabbing in London.
A SAVAGE knife attack caused a man to be rushed to hospital after being found with stab wounds in Peckham last night.
Police were called to an incident on Rye Lane where they discovered the male, believed to be in 20s. Scotland Yard were called at 8.14pm and confirmed the man is now receiving treatment in hospital. The police confirmed that the man is not in a life-threatening condition.
The Met Police are now in the early stages of an investigation and enquiries are ongoing.
No arrests have been made.
Tonight’s news comes as London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that knife crime offenders in London will be tagged with GPS tracking devices.
The year-long pilot programme will be launched in four of the city’s knife crime hotspots – Lewisham, Lambeth, Croydon, and Southwark.
One man in his early 20s was found with multiple stab wounds to his back following the knifing in Stratford, east London around 1.40pm. Another male in his late teens was discovered less than a mile away with multiple stab wounds to his leg and buttocks. Police officers were scrambled to the scene after reports of a fight. It is not yet known if the stabbings are connected.
An air ambulance landed in the playground of nearby Colegrave Primary School as schoolchildren looked on.
One of the injured males was rushed to a major trauma centre, with both men taken to hospital by ambulance.
A Police spokesman said: “Police are dealing with two stabbings in Newham. At 13:40hrs on Tuesday, 12 February, police were called to reports of a fight at Whaddington Street, E15.
“A man, believed to be in his early 20s, was found at the locations with stab wounds to his back.
“London’s Air Ambulance has attended the scene.
“Officers were called a short while later at 13:41hrs to reports of a fight at Cruikshank Road, E15.
“A man, believed to be his late teens, was located with stab wounds to his leg and buttocks. He has been taken to the hospital.
“Condition update awaits on both injured persons. At this stage it is too early to say if the incidents are links.”
Crime scenes have been put in place at both locations.