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Machete thugs were seen hacking at each other and knife gangs attacked police in a blood-drenched eight hours in London.

In Greenwich, horrifying footage showed four thugs fighting with giant blades, knives and a hammer in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.

Later in the evening, dozens of riot police descended on Brixton after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a shooting and stabbing around 9.35pm.

A huge police presence – including dogs and a helicopter – was seen in the area, after a man in his 20s was rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries and stab wounds.

Just one hour after the Brixton incident, police officers were called to another stabbing in Norwood – less than three miles away.

A man was discovered with stab wounds and was rushed to hospital just before 11pm. Pictures show police and forensic officers examining bloody clothing, a mobile phone and a weapon at the scene of the attack.  

And in Shepherd’s Bush in west London, blood-soaked pavement is seen as police stand by a cordon following a stabbing. Witnesses report the scene had earlier descended into chaos, with officers attacked by members of the public. 

It comes amid a spate of carnage in the capital, which saw a popular 55-year-old florist stabbed to death in Islington, a man chased through London’s Hyde Park by a gang wielding machetes, and a 15-year-old boy stabbed in Chelsea harbour- among other grizzly attacks.

GREENWICH: In Greenwich, horrifying footage showed four brawlers fighting with giant blades, knives and a hammer in broad daylight yesterday afternoon

GREENWICH: In Greenwich, footage showed four people facing off with weapons as horrified onlookers screamed

GREENWICH: In Greenwich, footage showed four people facing off with weapons as horrified onlookers screamed

BRIXTON: Later in the evening, dozens of riot police descended on Brixton after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a shooting and stabbing around 9.35pm

BRIXTON: Later in the evening, dozens of riot police descended on Brixton after officers were attacked by a large group of men while attending the scene of a shooting and stabbing around 9.35pm

NORWOOD: Just one hour after the Brixton incident, police officers were called to another stabbing in Norwood - less than three miles away

NORWOOD: Just one hour after the Brixton incident, police officers were called to another stabbing in Norwood – less than three miles away

SHEPHERD'S BUSH: And in Shepherd's Bush in west London, blood-soaked pavement is seen as police stand by a cordon following a stabbing

SHEPHERD’S BUSH: And in Shepherd’s Bush in west London, blood-soaked pavement is seen as police stand by a cordon following a stabbing

In Greenwich, footage showed four people facing off with weapons as horrified onlookers screamed.

Police officers rushed to the scene after violence erupted near to the River Thames, just before 4.30pm yesterday.

An ambulance and an air ambulance also attended the scene. One man is currently fighting for his life in hospital.

A Met Police spokesperson told the Sun: ‘Officers are investigating after a stabbing in Greenwich.

‘Police were called at 4.23pm to Barge Walk in south-east London to reports of men fighting.

‘A man was found at the scene with apparent stab wounds.’

They urged anyone with information to come forward.

Meanwhile, in Brixton last night, officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown at them, Met Police said. 

SHEPHERD'S BUSH: Witnesses report the scene (police in the area, pictured) had earlier descended into chaos with officers attacked by members of the public

 SHEPHERD’S BUSH: Witnesses report the scene (police in the area, pictured) had earlier descended into chaos with officers attacked by members of the public

SHEPHERD'S BUSH: Police are seen by a cordon at the site of a stabbing in Shepherd's Bush yesterday

SHEPHERD’S BUSH: Police are seen by a cordon at the site of a stabbing in Shepherd’s Bush yesterday

SHEPHERD'S BUSH: A police officer standing by a cordon in Shepherd's Bush, west London, after a stabbing

SHEPHERD’S BUSH: A police officer standing by a cordon in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, after a stabbing

NORWOOD: A man was discovered with stab wounds and was rushed to hospital just before 11pm (the aftermath, pictured)

NORWOOD: A man was discovered with stab wounds and was rushed to hospital just before 11pm (the aftermath, pictured)

NORWOOD: Pictures show police (pictured at the scene) and forensic officers examining bloody clothing, a mobile phone and a weapon at the scene of the attack

NORWOOD: Pictures show police (pictured at the scene) and forensic officers examining bloody clothing, a mobile phone and a weapon at the scene of the attack

Rocks and bottles were thrown and a police van was damaged by large groups

Rocks and bottles were thrown and a police van was damaged by large groups

It comes amid a spate of carnage in the capital, which saw a popular 55-year-old florist stabbed to death in Islington, a man chased through London's Hyde Park by a gang wielding machetes, and a 15-year-old boy stabbed in Chelsea harbour- among other grizzly attacks

It comes amid a spate of carnage in the capital, which saw a popular 55-year-old florist stabbed to death in Islington, a man chased through London’s Hyde Park by a gang wielding machetes, and a 15-year-old boy stabbed in Chelsea harbour- among other grizzly attacks

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

Dozens of riot police descended on south London last night 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

‘Gang of white boys screamed we know what you look like n*****’ before stabbing 14-year-old to death in the street

Witnesses to the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old say they heard a ‘gang of white boys’ scream ‘we know what you look like n****’ moments before the knife attack. 

Teenager Dea-John Reid, 14, was reportedly chased by a gang before being fatally stabbed in the chest during the incident in Kingstanding near Birmingham.

A source told MailOnline that one of the attackers was heard shouting: ‘I know what you look like, you n*****’ during the stabbing.

Community activist Desmond Jaddoo added today: ‘We have heard there were racial slurs being hurled by the people who were chasing him but the police are dismissing that.’

In a tribute this evening, Dea-John's family described him as an 'incredibly talented young boy'

Teenager Dea-John Reid, 14, was reportedly chased by a gang before being fatally stabbed in the chest during the incident in Kingstanding near Birmingham 

In a tribute this evening, Dea-John’s family described him as an ‘incredibly talented young boy’.

They added: ‘We’d like to thank the emergency services for their diligence and support…and the public for their outpouring of love and support throughout this tragic and challenging time.

‘This loss not only affects us but everyone Dea-John knew, we have lost a son, his siblings have lost a brother and others have lost a friend. 

‘The passing of this incredibly talented young boy will be felt by us all. How many more mothers will have to mourn for their sons for this to stop?’

A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area.  

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

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.’

Pictures showed police at the scene of the attacks in Norwood and Shepherd’s Bush. 

MailOnline has approached Met Police for more information on the two incidents. 

The night of unrest came the same day a 21-year-old man was charged with the murder of popular florist Tony Eastlake, who was stabbed to death just yards from his stall in north London over the Bank Holiday weekend. 

The 55-year-old – whose family described him as a ‘very special man’ and ‘loved by everybody’ – was attacked on Essex Road, Islington on Saturday at around 5.30pm and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Scotland Yard said James Peppiatt of Canonbury has been charged with murder, and has been remanded in custody. 

Loud applause broke out at a vigil held in his honour on Monday attended by friends, family and loved ones, as his daughter Paige Eastlake called the flower seller ‘my twin’ and ‘my best friend’.   

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall, leading the investigation for the Metropolitan Police, has asked anyone with information to come forward and check CCTV or dashcam footage. 

She said: ‘I hope this brings some reassurance to the community after what was an incredibly traumatic and unsettling incident that has cost the life of a well loved and respected man.

And on Tuesday, footage showed a man being chased through London’s Hyde Park by a gang wielding machetes last night before being hacked to the ground with foot-long blades in front of screaming onlookers. 

Shocking footage posted on social media shows a sprawling confrontation between a large group of youths and what appeared to be a single victim in a black tracksuit.

As members of the public fled in terror, the gang pursued the victim through the park before he slipped and fell to the ground enabling them to punch and kick him in the head.

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

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

Dozens of riot police descended on south London 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

ISLINGTON: The Brixton unrest came the same day a 21-year-old man was charged with the murder of popular florist Tony Eastlake, who was stabbed to death just yards from his stall in north London over the Bank Holiday weekend

ISLINGTON: The Brixton unrest came the same day a 21-year-old man was charged with the murder of popular florist Tony Eastlake, who was stabbed to death just yards from his stall in north London over the Bank Holiday weekend 

The blade could clearly be seen

The knife was captured on video

HYDE PARK: And on Tuesday, footage showed a man being chased through London’s Hyde Park by a gang wielding machetes last night before being hacked to the ground with foot-long blades in front of screaming onlookers

ORPINGTON: Meanwhile, on Sunday a police dog was stabbed in the head five times while subduing a man armed with a large kitchen knife

ORPINGTON: Meanwhile, on Sunday a police dog was stabbed in the head five times while subduing a man armed with a large kitchen knife

On one video that was widely shared, a hysterical woman watching on screams: ‘He got stabbed! There’s a knife, there’s a knife! Oh my God, oh s***, oh God oh God!’ 

Another clip shows a man standing over the victim to deliver a blow to his midriff.

Using street slang for a stabbing, a male voice in the crowd says: ‘He bored him! Oh s*** he bored him!’

As the clip finishes, the victim is lying motionless on his back. He was rushed to a central London hospital and police said last night they believed he would survive. 

Meanwhile, on Sunday a police dog was stabbed in the head five times while subduing a man armed with a large kitchen knife.

CHELSEA HARBOUR: And on May 5, a 15-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being stabbed a number of times in one of London 's poshest areas, Chelsea harbour

 CHELSEA HARBOUR: And on May 5, a 15-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being stabbed a number of times in one of London ‘s poshest areas, Chelsea harbour

ROMFORD: Just two days later, on May 7, a teenage boy was stabbed to death and another injured by machete attackers near the park where Jodie Chesney was fatally knifed two years ago

ROMFORD: Just two days later, on May 7, a teenage boy was stabbed to death and another injured by machete attackers near the park where Jodie Chesney was fatally knifed two years ago 

Kaiser was on patrol with his handler, PC Mark Woolcott, when the pair were called to a report of a back garden intruder in Orpington, south London.

After tracking down the suspect, Kaiser was stabbed four times on the top of his head and once below his eye.

Despite his wounds, the brave Alsatian was able to keep hold of the man for long enough to allow officers to detain him.

Kaiser was taken to the vets where he required stitches. Fortunately, the knife only struck bone – narrowly avoiding lasting injury.

He was kept in overnight for observation but is expected to make a full recovery.

Another police officer also received a broken wrist and is expected to be off work for up to a month. A 43-year-old man was later detained under the Mental Health Act and is now receiving treatment.

And on May 5, a 15-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being stabbed a number of times in one of London‘s poshest areas, Chelsea harbour.

Just two days later, on May 7, a teenage boy was stabbed to death and another injured by machete attackers near the park where Jodie Chesney was fatally knifed two years ago.  

Both boys – believed to be aged between 15 and 16 – were attacked within ten minutes of each other in Romford, east London on Friday night – just yards from where the 17-year-old Girl Scout was randomly murdered in 2019.