London crime: Young man, 27, stabbed in South London after police called to suspected robbery

A young man has been rushed to hospital after a suspected robbery in South London ended with him being stabbed.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Balham High Road at 11.34pm on Tuesday, August 24.

Officers from the Met Police found the 27-year-old victim suffering from stab injuries and provided first aid.

He was then taken to a South London hospital by the London Ambulance Service, where thankfully his wounds were found to be non-life-threatening.

READ MORE: Police urgently hunt car in connection with fire at South East London home

The road was closed following the incident and it remains partially closed as investigations continue.

So far no arrests have been made.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police were called at 11.34pm on Tuesday August 24 to reports of a suspected robbery on Balham High Road, SW12.”

MyLondon’s brilliant new newsletter The 12 is packed with news, views, features and opinion from across the city.

Every day we’ll send you a free email at around 12pm with 12 stories to keep you entertained, informed and uplifted. It’s the perfect lunchtime read.

The MyLondon team tells London stories for Londoners. Our 45 journalists cover all the news you need – from City Hall to your local streets.

Never miss a moment by signing up to The 12 newsletter here.

They continued: “Officers attended and found a man suffering from a stab injury. They immediately provided first aid.

“The 27-year-old man was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“A crime scene remains in place and the road is partially closed to traffic. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

“Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8134/24Aug.”

Do you want the latest crime, sport, or breaking news in London straight to your inbox? Tailor your needs to suit you

Read More
Read More

Recommended For You