Knightsbridge stabbing: Top London school on lockdown after man collapses in doorway following knife attack
A top London school went into lockdown after a man who had been stabbed collapsed at the entrance.
The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was found near Knightsbridge School after being attacked by two males on a moped, police said.
Officers responded to reports that a man had been stabbed in Lennox Gardens, Chelsea, at 4pm on Monday.
He had reportedly been stabbed in the leg and was helped by teachers until paramedics arrived and he was taken to hospital.
Video from the scene shows several police cars and parents with young children standing by the school entrance.
One man said he “saw the blood on the steps of the main entrance,” adding “I heard screams from both parents and even kids. What a horrible and traumatic event for kids to experience!”
Magoo Giles, principal of Knightsbridge School, told the Daily Mail that teachers found the man in the school’s doorway bleeding heavily.
“The victim sought refuge in our doorway. That’s when we became aware something had happened and he was then supported by my teachers and staff until the ambulance arrived.
“When something like this happens we go into lockdown and make sure the children are safe and that’s what happened on this occasion.”
Officers do not believe the man’s condition is life threatening. Scotland Yard is linking the incident to a number of reports of attempted robberies in the area.
A spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 4pm on Monday to reports of a man stabbed in Lennox Gardens.
“The man – believed aged in his 40s – was taken to a central London hospital; at this early stage it is not thought his condition is life threatening.
“The victim was approached by two males on a moped before being attacked. The moped then drove away from the scene.
“One line of enquiry is that this was an attempted robbery. No arrests; enquiries continue.”
He added: “At about 5.50pm on Monday, September 16 officers were called to reports of an attempted robbery in Elm Park Gardens.
“Two males on a moped attempted to rob a woman in the street before making off. Nothing was taken. No reports of any injuries.
“There were similar attempted robberies in Bryanston Square at 4.46am and in Onslow Gardens at 5.50pm. Nothing was taken and nobody was injured.
“All four incidents are believed to be linked.”