Sky News reported on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 11:00 p.m. BST about a stabbing incident that took place in London’s Hyde Park and injured three people, including a police officer. The crime happened when a water-fight went out of control. A large crowd gathered in the park to watch.
According to a Metropolitan Police spokesperson, everything was normal until 8:40 p.m., when suddenly the crowd started misbehaving. There were also police officials present. The park’s Serpentine was crowded the police joined the general public at approximately 3:00 p.m. The situation escalated into a full-fledged fight between the general public and the officers when the crowd began hurling objects at the police; including bottles.
As a result, four people were injured. There were two civilians and on police officer stabbed. A fourth person, also an officer, was wounded by a bottle.
All of the stabbing victims were immediately rushed to the hospital. Both the officers, including the one who sustained stabbing injuries, are stable. However, the conditions of the other two people are still unknown.
This is an ongoing story, and Guardian Liberty Voice will provide updates when they become available as the investigation continues.
UPDATE 11.31 p.m. Sky News reported that though it is not clear what started the trouble, most of the people present on the crime scene are blaming the police of asking the black teenagers to leave the park, who when protested by throwing bottles, flared up the commotion. Police have made no arrests and are still investigating.
The police are urging anyone with information about this stabbing incident to call Westminster Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
sky NEWS: Three Stabbed as water fight turns hostile
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