A man, believed to be aged in his late 40s, was found at a Peckham, South London bus stop at about 6.30 Saturday morning with multiple stab injuries and was rushed to a south London hospital.
He remains in critical condition, according to the Met.
A witness, a 37-year-old man from Peckham Rye, said: “I saw it on my way to work. I can’t believe this sort of thing is happening in broad daylight on a Saturday morning on a high street. It’s so shocking.
“It was at a bus stop and there were lots of people gathered around. It was quite early but there were still people going off to work. They looked really worried.
“The man was on the ground being treated, I think by police. There was already a police car there and another pulled up with its light on, parking on the pavement.
“He looked in a bad way. A few moments later I saw a ambulance car rushing up Peckham High Street.”
Cops confirmed the man was in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a number of stab wounds.
Another witness to the shocking morning attack said they say police and paramedics gathered around the person lying on the floor on their way to work.https://baronessj.com/vid-20180715-wa0019-1-mp4/
They told the Sun Online: “The scene was something out of the saw horror movie blood everywhere and loads of people trying CPR.
“They have placed blue and red tape and have blocked the road and surrounding areas
“It is touch and go at the moment.”
This morning in a separate case a 21-year-old man was charged with manslaughter after a girl, 17, was knifed to death in South London on Thursday.
At least 51 people have been fatally stabbed in London since the beginning of the year.
So far in 2018 there have been 1,296 stabbings in London up to the end of April, according to official statistics from the Met Police.
As a surgeon warns of a summer of carnage from knife stabbings due to the fact that the British knife crime is now spreading from cities to the Home Counties, The Sun Online takes a look at the harrowing statistics…
At least 37 people have been fatally stabbed – and 62 overall killed – in London since the beginning of the year.
Met Police records show 37, 443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 recorded gun offences across the UK in the year up to September 2017.
Four teenagers were stabbed to death in London on New Year’s Eve alone, and 22 were killed in March – meaning the capital now has a higher murder rate than New York
The popular US city had a mere 21 killings in comparison.
Commander Neil Jerome of the Met’s territorial policing command condemned the crimes, saying the four families had lost a loved one to “senseless violence and the callous use of knives as lethal weapons”.
A shocking night of violence took place on February 20, 2018, with six people reportedly stabbed in North London.
Russell Jones, 23, became the eighth person to die in a week after being ambushed outside shops near Ponders End station in Enfield on Saturday, March 17.
On 29 March a 23-year-old man died in hospital from stab wounds after being attacked and left for dead in Greenwich, South East London.
On April 4 a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Hackney, East London. He was the 13th person to die in London in just 22 days.
On Saturday, April 7, a woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a man outside Highbury and Islington station.
On April 11, a man was hospitalised after being stabbed at DLR station at Stratford station, east London.
A woman in her 20s was arrested after stabbing a man in Isle of Dogs on April 12, 2018.
Over that weekend two more people were fatally stabbed in incidents in Colindale and Brixton.
On April 16, cops were called to Head Street in Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, and found a 17-year-old male suffering from multiple wounds.
On April 21, a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Finsbury park, marking the 62nd fatal crime fatality in London this year.
On April 23, two teen girls were attacked in West Kensington and a man was knifed at Woolwich DLR station.
On May 7, a man believed to be aged in his late-teens or early 20s, was stabbed at 4.38pm on Leytonstone Road in London.
The condition of the victim is unknown while investigators have sealed off the street where the knifing happened.
On May 8, three stabbings occurred. The first was a 16-year-old who was stabbed in the arm at the Embankment in Twickenham. The second, a male said to be in his late teens, was found injured in Beresford Square, Greenwich after reports of a fight. A third teen was knifed in Hackney after a fight that allegedly saw young lads attack each other with machetes.
On May 9, a 40-year-old man was stabbed in Shepherds Bush in broad daylight and was rushed to hospital. Police have said his injuries are not life threatening.
On May 10, two 17-year-old boys were stabbed in Greenwich, just 90 minutes after a man was knifed “multiple times” in Wanstead.
On May 16, police attended the scene at Ruislip, after a young man was stabbed repeatedly and was left fighting for his life.
On May 20, cops found a man, believed to be in his 20s, to Mitcham in South London. He had been stabbed several times but he died at the scene
(*highlighted names as knife victims of Black and African descent)
Knife crime across the country has risen by a staggering 21 per cent in the 12 months to September 2017, according to quarterly figures released by the Office of National Statistics.
Stabbings in London are at their highest level in six years, with a 23 per cent rise from the previous year.
Overall, crime had continued to fall in England and Wales, consistent with the general trend since the mid-1990s.
As reported in The Sun