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Dozens of riot police descend on Brixton after shooting and stabbing

Dozens of riot police descend on Brixton after officers were attacked by large group of men while at scene where man was shot and stabbed

  • Dozens of riot police have descended on south London tonight after shooting
  • Man in mid-20s was found in Brixton at 9.35pm ‘with stab and gunshot wounds’
  • Police were approached by group of people and objects were thrown at them

Dozens of riot police have descended on south London tonight after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a suspected shooting and stabbing.

Videos on social media show a heavy police presence in Brixton, including dogs and a helicopter, after emergency services were called to reports of an injured man on Moorland Road at around 9.35pm.

A man in his mid-20s was found suffering gunshot injuries and stab wounds. He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital but his condition remains unknown.

Dozens of riot police have descended on south London tonight after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a suspected shooting and stabbing

Videos on social media show a heavy police presence in Brixton, including dogs and a helicopter, after emergency services were called to reports of an injured man

Videos on social media show a heavy police presence in Brixton, including dogs and a helicopter, after emergency services were called to reports of an injured man

A man in his mid-20s was found suffering gunshot injuries and stab wounds

A man in his mid-20s was found suffering gunshot injuries and stab wounds

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown at them. A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area. 

Riot vans were also seen in the area as a number of roads were closed and helicopters searched overhead. 

Inrix traffic management system is reporting A2217 Coldharbour Lane closed in both directions from Moorland Road to Somerleyton Road. There is also a diversion in place affecting bus routes 35, 45, 322, 345 and P4.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown at them. A crime scene is in place

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown at them. A crime scene is in place

Dozens of riot police have descended on south London tonight after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a suspected shooting and stabbing

Dozens of riot police have descended on south London tonight after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a suspected shooting and stabbing

Riot vans were also seen in the area as a number of roads were closed

Riot vans were also seen in the area as a number of roads were closed

A man in his mid-20s was found suffering what are thought to be gunshot and stab wounds

A man in his mid-20s was found suffering what are thought to be gunshot and stab wounds

A force spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘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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