Three people were hospitalized when London witnessed its first two knife wounds in 2021 on a night of carnage that also saw officials call off an anti-lockdown protest in the capital and revelers attending an illegal rave in an Essex pub.
Two people were hospitalized with stab wounds after alleged gang fighting broke out in central London on New Year's Day just after midnight.
The London Fire Brigade called the Metropolitan Police on Edgware Road at 12:32 a.m. this morning after reports of a knife stab.
Police officers and teams from the London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene and identified two men with stab wounds.
Both men were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Two people were hospitalized with stab wounds after two gangs reportedly clashed on New Years Day just after midnight on Edgware Road in central London
Police said they were called to the scene by the London Fire Brigade after reports of a sting
It is believed that an illegal rave took place in a building on Edgware Road and that up to 60 or 70 suspected gang members were found on the street
In addition, a woman was found by officers at the scene with a head injury and was also hospitalized.
The condition of all three people is not yet known.
The Met confirmed that a woman was arrested for GBH and taken to a police station by officers.
A Met spokesman said: "Police were contacted by the London Fire Department at 12:32 am on Friday, January 1st, to report a knife stab on Edgware Road.
Officers visited the scene with the London Ambulance Service and HEMs.
Two men were taken to the hospital by ambulance services to be treated for their stab wounds
A woman was also found at the scene by emergency services suffering from a head injury
Two men were identified with stab wounds.
Both men were taken to the hospital.
& # 39; A woman was also at the scene and sustained a head injury. She was taken to the hospital.
& # 39; An update on all three conditions is waiting.
One woman was arrested for GBH and taken to a police station.
A police spokesman confirmed that a woman had been arrested by officers for serious assault
Police were called on Edgware Road at around 12:32 a.m. this morning after reports of a sting
"There is still a crime scene."
An illegal rave is said to have taken place on Edgware Road during the night, during which people, including suspected members of two rival gangs, took to the streets.
A photographer who worked for MailOnline was knocked down near a group of police officers.
The photographer said a suspected illegal party had leaked onto Edgware Road near Marble Arch.
The photographer claims that the two gangs clashed in the street, which allegedly resulted in at least one stab.
A MailOnline photographer, who was knocked down by a man while photographing the incident, claims hundreds of officers looked into the incident, "many of them heavily armed".
“We got there and there were a lot of armed police. Big armed police cars sped past us – we counted eleven, ”said the photographer.
They continued, "There must be at least 100 police officers, many of them heavily armed."
The photographer also claims that 60 to 70 suspected gang members were present on the street.
You also mentioned that one of the stab wounds occurred just 150 meters from the homes of former Prime Minister Tony Blair and TV presenter Claudia Winkleman.
While trying to photograph the alleged gang fight, the photographer was approached by a man and knocked out.
Police also had their hands full overnight after hundreds defied government advice to stay home on New Year's Eve and participated in an anti-lockdown protest
Police officers arrest a man during the anti-lockdown protest on the South Bank in London during the night
"When I fell to the ground, 6 or 7 officers rushed up to me and then apparently 6 or 7 more caught the man who did it," said the photographer. "He was arrested at the scene."
The photographer also claims that the police have been arrested several times, but the police have not confirmed this.
A handful of rule breakers defied instructions to stay home on New Year's Eve and took to the streets.
Piers Corbyn, the anti-lockdown activist brother of former Labor leader Jeremy, railed against restrictions on marching along London's south bank.
Pictures show the 73-year-old being held back by supporters as he competes against officials during the protest.
Piers Corbyn (center), the anti-lockdown activist of former Labor leader Jeremy, railed against the restrictions on a march along the south bank of London
Pictures show the 73-year-old being held back by supporters as he competes against officials during the protest
Dozens of people gathered outside County Hall where Mr Corbyn broached the demonstration over a megaphone
Dozens of people gathered outside County Hall where Mr Corbyn broached the demonstration over a megaphone.
Meanwhile, others were pushing party plans and breaking rules by toasting with a large group of friends in 2021.
Social media footage allegedly from Chingford, east London, shows at least 30 revelers housed in a venue adorned with balloons and loud music.
At the alcoholic event, the guests huddled on a dance floor with champagne flutes.
People scolded the alleged disregard. "Shameful," said one. "Prime example of the spread of Covid," said another.
Piers Corbyn, the brother of former Labor leader Jeremy, speaks to a crowd overnight at an anti-lockdown protest in the capital
During the night, police on horseback patrolled the streets of London to make sure people were following the Tier 4 rules
Most public places, which are usually packed with crowds, are eerily deserted – and common hotspots like Trafalgar Square have even been boarded up to keep people from congregating.
But in Leeds, some defy the cold weather and were pictured in the streets clutching bottles of wine and cases of beer.
Before last night, police chiefs warned they were ready to take action against violations of the rules.
Scotland Yard tweeted: “We are at a critical point in this pandemic. We would like to urge everyone to celebrate the New Year from the comfort of their own home. When people insist on collecting and violating regulations, officials shut them down and enforcement action is taken. & # 39;
The maximum fine for lifting coronavirus restrictions is £ 10,000 for the most outrageous violations.
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