Man rushed to hospital after knife attack near Brixton Tube station

No arrests have been made following the stabbing at 2.40pm (Picture: Getty Images)

A man was stabbed during a brawl in broad daylight close to Brixton Underground station today.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was knifed at around 2.40pm and was rushed to hospital.

At this stage his condition is not thought to be life threatening. No arrests have been made and investigations are still ongoing.

Pictures on social media showed a large cordon in place on Brixton Station Road following the attack.

It comes days after crowds of people pelted objects at police in the south London neighbourhood as they responded to a man in his 20s sustaining ‘life changing’ knife and gunshot wounds.

The situation on Wednesday night quickly escalated and riot police were sent in to restore order.

A helicopter circled overhead the chaos while bus routes were diverted to keep people safe. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A Metropolitan Police chief said he is ‘concerned’ over recent violence in London, but said the force is ‘ready’ to tackle future incidents ahead of further lockdown easing.

Superintendent Tom Naughton, of the Violent Crime Taskforce, said the Met had the resources and capabilities to deal with such incidents and officers would ‘bear down on high harm offences’.

Police also condemned the ‘brazen violence’ that took place in Hyde Park, west London after officers were called to reports of a number of people brandishing machetes.

Sup Tom Naughton said that warmer weather and the easing of coronavirus restrictions had led to an increased number of people gathering in public spaces.

He said: ‘Over the last few weeks there’s been warmer weather, there’s been a reduction in the restrictions so there have been more groups gathering in some locations.

A Police officers came under attack whilst trying to treat an serioulsy injured man in Brixton this evening. Rocks and bottles were thrown and a police van was damaged by large groups of yobs who attacked officers. ???Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:37hrs on Wednesday, 2 June to reports of an injured man on Moorland Road, SW9. ???Officers, including firearms officers, and London???s Air Ambulance attended. ???A man, aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering what are believed to be gunshot injuries and stab wounds. He was taken by the LAS to a south London hospital; we await an update on his condition. ???Whilst at the scene, officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown towards them. ???A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area. ???Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7951/02Jun

It comes days after a night of violence in Brixton in which riot police had to be sent in (Picture: UkNewsinPictures)

‘We have noticed a higher footfall in public spaces but obviously there have been some incidents of note which have come to light in the last few weeks.

‘We need to make sure we are in key areas where violence is predicted to have taken place or may take place in the future.

‘It does concern me that those incidents have taken place. However, the Metropolitan Police has the skills, the resources and the capabilities to respond to incidents and to make sure that we’re in the right places.

‘We’ve been aware for a number of months that the lockdown was going to be eased and we’ve been planning a policing operation, which we are already fully engaging at the moment, for some time .

‘We’re bearing down on high harm offences through effective offender management programmes, we’re making sure our intelligence is as good as it can be.’

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