ARMED cops and officers wearing riot gear were last night pelted with missiles by a raging mob after being called to reports that a man had been shot and stabbed in Brixton.
Videos posted online showed a large police presence in South London after the emergency services arrived at the scene at 9.35pm.
A man in his mid-20s was found suffering stab wounds and gunshot injuries and he was rushed to a South London hospital but his condition is unknown.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed officers were approached by a large group and missiles were thrown at them.
Dramatic pictures taken last night showed a huge line of officers wearing riot gear while another image shows a smashed police van window after objects were hurled in its direction.
Officers shut roads in the area and a crime scene remains in place this morning.
Just hours after the Brixton incident, cops were called to Rosendale Road in West Dulwich following reports of another stabbing.
It is not known if the two incidents are linked.
NIGHT OF BLOODSHED
And in West London, another man was stabbed last night in Caxton Road, Shepherd's Bush.
The condition of both men is currently not known.
It comes as Britain is in the grips of an explosion of violence as the recent heatwave and relaxation of lockdown sparks a "perfect storm" of horrific stabbings and attacks.
Tempers have boiled over after Brits spent months in lockdown – with the delayed summer heat seeing a string of assaults unfold in days.
On Tuesday night, shocking footage showed the moment a man was beaten and stabbed by a gang armed with foot-long knives in front of horrified crowds in London’s Hyde Park.
It was the fifth violent incident in four days across the capital as gangs begin to launch attacks after being cooped up for months during the Covid lockdown.
Cops in London hailed the lockdown for helping to curb gang activity but there are fears the relaxation of restrictions and hot weather could result in a “perfect storm” for crime.
Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, warned there is a "perfect crime storm" brewing as lockdown eases and more people start to head out again.
He told The Sun Online: "As we unlock it’s going to become more and more problematic for us.
"There’s more gang-related activity, we’ve seen stabbings and deaths take place in relation to that.
"You’ve got a minority of people who are crime orientated who have been hindered in what they want to do for quite a long time, in relation to drug dealing and everything else.
"And it creates this perfect storm of all these people coming back out onto the streets, thinking they can just do what they want.
'PERFECT CRIME STORM'
"We’re seeing it unfold, with the weather, it’s getting a lot nicer you’re going to see a lot more people out.
“They’ve been chastised in a lot of ways in terms of what they could and couldn’t do for a long time.
“They couldn’t freely move around so now we’re seeing them back out and about.
“They don’t like being micro-managed and they’re letting loose and you’re seeing the aftermath of that, and the stabbings that are taking place, retaliations and everything that goes with it.”
Describing the Brixton incident last night, a Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:37hrs on Wednesday, 2 June to reports of an injured man on Moorland Road, SW9.
“Officers, including firearms officers, and London's Air Ambulance attended.
“A man, aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering what are believed to be gunshot injuries and stab wounds. He was taken by the LAS to a south London hospital; we await an update on his condition.
“Whilst at the scene, officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown towards them. A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area.
“Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7951/02Jun.”
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