Man, 79, slashed as two injured in early morning knife attack on bus

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An OAP was stabbed on a bus and a man in his twenties was stabbed at a home in the early hours of Saturday in what police have described as a linked attack.

A 79-year-old man was slashed with a knife while travelling on a bus in Peckham in the early hours of Saturday.

While a 27-year-old man was found with stab wounds at a house in Peckham minutes later.

A man has been arrested in connection with both stabbings which police say are linked.

Witnesses are asked to come forward with any evidence they might have both relating to the stabbing on the Number 78 bus and the stabbing at Frobisher Place, SE15.

The attacks were committed around 5.40am on Saturday 5 September 2020.

A Met Police spokesperson told Daily Star Online: "Police were called at 05:40hrs on Saturday, 5 September to reports of an assault onboard a Route 78 bus on St Mary’s Road, SE15.

"Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended.

"A 79-year-old man [Victim 1] was found suffering from a slash wound. He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"Police were subsequently called by the LAS at 05:43hrs to a residential address on Frobisher Place, SE15 following reports of a 27-year-old man [Victim 2] suffering stab injuries.

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"Officers attended and the man was taken by LAS to a south London hospital.

"He remains in a stable condition; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"At this early stage, the incidents are believed to be linked."

The police spokesperson went on to confirm that an arrest had been made where the 79-year-old man had been found suffering from stab wounds.

They said: "A man was arrested close to where ‘Victim 1’ was found on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in custody."

The Met Police are appealing for witnesses to step forward with any information they might have relating to the incidents as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 1590/05Sep and Cad 1595/05Sep.

  • Knife Crime
  • Crime
  • London
  • MET Police
  • Police

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