Clapham Common stabbing: Man slashed in neck during ‘fight’, police say

Police and paramedics dashed to Rookery Road, on the northern side of Clapham Common, at just before 7.30pm on Easter Monday following reports of a “fight in progress”.

A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the neck during a fight in Clapham Common.

Police and paramedics dashed to Rookery Road, on the northern side of Clapham Common, at just before 7.30pm on Easter Monday (April 18) following reports of a “fight in progress”.

Ambulance workers also dispatched the capital’s air ambulance to the scene.

The man in his 20s was found with a suspected stab injury to his neck, and was taken to hospital.

However, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

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No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

A Met Police spokesperson said the force was called at 7.26pm to Rookery Road, Clapham.

They said: “A man in his 20s was found with a suspected stab injury to his neck. He was taken to hospital where his condition was assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing.

“A crime scene is in place and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. There have been no arrests at this time.”

While a London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.25pm on April 18 to reports of a stabbing in Rookery Road, on the northern side of Clapham Common.

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“We sent a number of resources including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a clinical team manager, an incident response officer and a paramedic in a fast response car.

“We also dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene for a stab wound and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre.”