At least 20 police cars were deployed along with helicopters and dogs to break-up a bloody mass brawl in which one man has been stabbed. Witnesses say a street brawl erupted in Madeira Road, Streatham, involving a large group of lads throwing bottles. One man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in the fight and eight men have been arrested.
Residents claim the victim was a “young man” and is the second person stabbed nearby within the week. One said: “I spoke to officers and witnesses who confirmed that there had been a youth on youth stabbing. It is the second one in the area in a week.” A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Police are investigating a stabbing in Streatham. Officers were called at 17:45hrs on Monday, 3 July, to a disturbance in the area of Madeira Road, SW16.
“It was reported that a number of males were throwing bottles. At around 17:53hrs, officers responding to the incident found a male (we await age) suffering stab injuries in Oakdale Road, SW16. He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. At this early stage, his condition is being treated as critical. Eight males have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been taken into custody at south London police stations.”