Hyde Park: man in his 20s is stabbed as thousands gather for a cannabis event

Bloodshed has continued across the capital over the Bank Holiday weekend as a man in his 20s was stabbed in Hyde Park during a cannabis event while two others have been knifed in east London. 

Police officers were called to a fight in the western park of the popular green space in central London at around 4.40pm.

It is not known if the stabbing is linked to the 420 party going on in the area.

Popularised in the US, 4/20, or April 20, is a day that sees cannabis smokers celebrate the drug.

A man in his 20s has been stabbed in Hyde Park this afternoon as thousands gathered for a pro-cannabis event (pictured)

A man in his 20s has been stabbed in Hyde Park this afternoon as thousands gathered for a pro-cannabis event (pictured)

A man in his 20s has been stabbed in Hyde Park this afternoon as thousands gathered for a pro-cannabis event (pictured)

More than 30,000 people were expected to congregate in Hyde Park for the event, which is against the unjust laws surrounding the use and possession of cannabis in the UK.

The fight happened just 20 minutes after the peak of the party at 4.20pm.

A police spokeswoman said his condition is ‘not life-threatening’.

Meanwhile, officers were called to a separate incident in Osborn Street, east London, at around 7.20pm after receiving reports of a fight.

The Met said two men were found at the scene with knife wounds and taken to separate hospitals, and that a man in his 20s is currently in a life-threatening condition.

A man in his 40s, whose condition is not life-threatening, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder with inquiries ongoing, the force added.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 quoting CAD6392/20APR, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.   

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