Dog and two men stabbed during fight in South London as ‘masked gang storm funeral wake’
Two men and a dog were stabbed after a fight broke out in London.
Police were called to Peckham, South London, shortly after 11pm on Tuesday following reports of a group of men fighting.
A dog, understood to be a Bullmastiff, had also been stabbed.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said two men, believed to be in their 20s, were found with stab wounds outside a youth centre.
Sauyee said she witnessed the stabbing from her bedroom window:
The 36-year-old, who asked to be identified only by her first name said: “Yesterday at around 11 it was really noisy.
“I could hear lots of dogs barking and there was a big group of people who were fighting.”
One of the men’s injuries was assessed as non life-threatening and he refused further medical treatment, while the other was taken to hospital.
The dog was taken to an animal hospital and two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray.
The fight is said to have broken out during a funeral wake near the Damilola Taylor Centre – named after the 10-year-old boy stabbed to death in November 2000.
A woman who gave her name as Sinead, said the wake was following her auntie’s funeral and her cousin was one of those stabbed.
She said the attack was undertaken by masked men with guns, knives “and other weapons”, adding that she tried to help before the victim was taken into an ambulance.
Multiple other witnesses shared on social media seeing “at least eight police cars” and “a dozen emergency vehicles” racing towards the scene.
A crime scene is in place and enquires continue.