Brixton: Police officers attacked while responding to shooting and stabbing in south London

Police were last night attacked after attending the scene of a suspected shooting and stabbing in Brixton, south London.

Emergency services, including armed officers, attended Moorland Road at 9.37pm on Wednesday where a man, in his mid-20s was found suffering from gunshot wounds and stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital and his condition has been assessed as not life-threatening, but may be “life-changing.”, the Met police confirmed in a statement.

A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

At the scene, officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown towards them, the Met said.

Videos posted to social media show a heavy police presence in Brixton and officers marching down the street holding riot shields.

The Met today confirmed that officers from the Territorial Support Group, a special unit that respond to high-risk incidents, attended and worked to disperse crowds.

No officers are believed to have sustained any serious injuries. A crime scene is in place and a police presence remains in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7951/02Jun.




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