SCREAMS were heard as a teen ran with his “intestines hanging out” after four boys were stabbed in a suspected gang knife fight in South London.
Witnesses have told how they saw a group of teens fleeing minutes before police swooped on a housing estate in Camberwell yesterday and arrested six teenage boys.
PA:Press Association Forensics officers on Elmington estate in Camberwell after four teens were stabbed on Thursday evening
The injured boys were rushed to hospital, where two were undergoing emergency treatment for their wounds.
They are all aged between 15 to 16, with one in a critical condition and another in a serious but stable state in hospital
Cops confirmed the remaining two didn’t suffer serious injuries.
Pointing to the crime scene outside Landor House on Elmington Estate, one witness said: “Ten minutes before the stabbing I saw a whole heap of youths run down that way.
Footage showed police, paramedics and residents crowding near the scene of the stabbing
“Then 10 minutes later I heard people shouting and bawling out the back there.
“When I looked round the back there, I saw the youth come running from the block.
“He came to the corner and dropped. He was holding his belly and all of his intestines were falling on the ground.”
Six teens, between 15 and 16 years old, are in custody after being arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and grievous bodily harm.
Another resident who filmed the aftermath heard screams and saw victims collapsed in the street at around 5.30pm.
He said: “I was sitting in my front room and I heard a loud scream, I went out there to see what happened, there was a mass of people out there.
PA:Press Association Abandoned first aid equipment littered the scene
PA:Press Association The scene was littered with bloodied clothing, trainers and medical equipment
PA:Press Association Six males have been arrested as police investigate the multiple stabbings
“The scream was very, very loud, we heard it right through the flat.
“I could see injured teenagers on the floor, one of them had taken off his T-shirt – I think to put pressure on his wound.”
Dramatic footage of the crime scene – littered with bloodied clothing, trainers and medical equipment – was taken just half a mile from where drill rapper Incognito was stabbed to death on nearby Warham Street a fortnight ago.
The death followed that of his friend Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, 18, a fellow drill rapper who was fatally shot on the same street in May.
PA:Press Association Forensic officers at work as six males were arrested
Another drill rapper, Latwaan Griffiths, 18, was knifed to death and his body dumped in the middle of the road last month.
Katerina Makunova, 17, was also fatally stabbed in Camberwell in July amid a surge in knife crime in the capital.
Superintendent Annmarie Cowley, of Southwark police, described the “utter senselessness” of the crime.
“This incident is in its very early stages and at present we cannot speculate on what the nature of it may be,” she said.
PA:Press Association Police and paramedics on the scene
“What we can say for certain is if there needed to be an example of the utter senselessness of knife crime, then this is it; four males are in hospital, and at this stage we cannot say how serious their injuries are. It is beyond comprehension.