Burgess Park stabbing: Teenager knifed in chest in front of horrified joggers

Francesca Gillett
Broad daylight: A 19-year-old is in hospital after being knifed in the chest in a morning attack: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in the chest in front of horrified joggers in a south London park.

The 19-year-old man was seriously injured after he was knifed during a broad daylight attack in Burgess Park in Southwark.

Police and paramedics sped to the Camberwell park at around 11am last Thursday where they found the victim suffering a stab wound.

He was rushed to south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

DC Rebecca Whiteley from the Met Police’s branch in Southwark, said: “This attack happened in a busy park when people were around exercising and walking through this public space.

“It is fortunate that the victim was not more seriously hurt. We would urge anyone who has any information that could assist us in our investigation to get in touch."

Officers are continuing to find out the circumstances of the stabbing and are appealing for any witnesses with information about the attack or the events leading up to it.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are continuing.

In June last year a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the middle of a funfair at Burgess Park while the following month two other teenagers were knifed during an end-of-term water fight.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call police on 101 or via Twitter. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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