Grime awards stabbing: Man seriously injured after being knifed repeatedly at Hammersmith Apollo

Hammersmith Apollo: The man was stabbed at the west London venue during a grime awards ceremony: Google
Hammersmith Apollo: The man was stabbed at the west London venue during a grime awards ceremony: Google

A man has been seriously injured after being stabbed repeatedly at a London music awards ceremony celebrating the UK grime scene.

The victim, 37, was found suffering stab wounds and rushed to hospital from the event at the Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night.

Scotland Yard said the man was knifed several times in the back at the west London venue. He remained in hospital in a serious condition.

No arrests have been made following the shocking incident that unfolded shortly before 9pm.

Hammersmith Apollo, known now as Eventim Apollo, had been hosting the GRM Daily Rated Awards.

A number of celebrities attended the event including rappers Skepta, Chip and Big Narstie, comedian Michael Dapaah and Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth.

A GRM Daily spokeswoman said: "Violence has no place at the Rated Awards and we are devastated that someone has been hurt. First and foremost our thoughts are with the victim.

"The safety of attendees is our primary concern and stringent security measures were in place to ensure this. We are assisting the police with their ongoing enquiries and will work closely with them, the venue and the security team to understand how this happened."

In 2016 two men were stabbed and robbed as they left the ceremony, which was that year held at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said of Tuesday's incident: "Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

"A 37-year-old male was discovered suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in a serious condition."

In statement, the venue said: "During an event at the Eventim Apollo, an incident occurred where a male was seriously assaulted.

"The individual received immediate medical care onsite and was taken to hospital by ambulance. The matter is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service, and we are assisting them with their enquiries."

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