Paramedics and police rushed to the scene in South West London this evening after a man was found on the street with a slash wound on his face.
Emergency services were called shortly after 5.30pm today (December 21) to reports of an assault on Kent Way, Surbiton.
Two men were treated for injuries, and an urgent Section 60 ‘stop and search’ order has been put in place, affecting Chessington North & Hook, Tolworth & Hook Rise, and Surbiton Hill wards.
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No one has yet been arrested in connection with the incident.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 5.32pm on Tuesday, December 21 to reports of an assault on Kent Way in Surbiton.
“Officers attended and found a man with a slash wound. He was treated by the London Ambulance Service; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
“A second man was treated for facial injuries. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue. A Section 60 Order has been authorised.”
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A Section 60 order is a preventative stop and search power.
The decision to authorise this use of power can only be made by a senior police officer.
During the specified time and in the specified area, you may be stopped and searched by uniformed officers without the usual requirement for reasonable grounds.
If you are searched, the encounter may be recorded on a body camera.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5292/21Dec.
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