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Man fighting for his life after being attacked by ‘six men armed with knives and baseball bats’ in Walworth

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.

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



  1. This is concerning, but the reporting on this is really poor. Cant you use witness statements to report age, race, clothing type or distinctive features of the victim and perpetrators?

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