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Horrifying footage shows men attack each other with machetes and kitchen knives in southeast London, leaving one man fighting for his life in hospital.
In the clip, filmed in Greenwich on Wednesday, June 2, neighbours scream for the brawlers to stop as they slash at each other.
The four men lunge at each other, armed with a kitchen carving knife, a machete, and a hammer. One of them is topless and barefoot as he fights.
Nearby residents dash to their balconies as the street argument escalates and a woman can be heard shouting: "It's not worth it, stop it. F***ing stop it, all of you."
At one stage, the topless man wielding the machete and hammer appears to slash another brawler's wrist who in turn jabs at his face.
As a bin collection truck pulls up, the fighters move around and the driver is forced to flee.
"There were four guys, they got into a fight and all of them had a knife," a witness told The Sun.
"One of them had a machete almost 20 inches long.
"It looked like three of the guys were fighting the fourth. They all seemed to be on the same side, apart from him."
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They said the fight took place in an area of around 200 metres and lasted up to eight minutes, and included the men throwing bottles at each other.
One of those involved was described as being severely injured and "in a bad way" by the witness.
Metropolitan Police officers were called to the scene in Barge Walk – a residential area full of families – just before 4.30pm.
They found a man in his mid-30s with stab injuries who has since been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. According to the Met, the three other men involved were seen running from the scene.
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No arrests have been made.
Detectives from the South East Basic Command Unit are investigating in consultation with officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.
Detective Inspector Dave Ryan said: "This was a shocking incident that occurred in broad daylight outside people’s homes.
"A man is now fighting for his life in hospital and we all need to work together to stop these acts of violence. I am asking anyone with information or phone footage to make contact.
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"If you want, you can contact Crimestoppers who will not ask or record any personal details, but please do call and tell us what you know."
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5308/02JUN.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- Knife Crime
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