Screams as man brandishing huge knife sprints through busy park before teen stabbed

Screams as man brandishing huge knife sprints through busy park before teen stabbed

A man was filmed running through a busy London park wielding a huge knife before a teenager was stabbed.

Fairgoers can be heard screaming in fear as the man – with his hood up – charges through a crowd of people in Oakfield Park, Barnet, on Friday evening.

One woman is heard crying “run away” as the man dashes by while being pursued by others.

In another clip, people are gathered around the victim as blue lights flash, with the police having descended on Park Gardens around 8.30pm to reports of a mass brawl.

A third piece of footage, shows a group of people begin fighting but it is unclear if it was related to the stabbing.

When officers arrived at the scene, multiple youths are said to have fled while a teen was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital.

His current condition is unknown.

No arrests have been made, according to police.

It comes weeks after a teenager was stabbed in broad daylight in front of horrified people in the city’s Hyde Park on June 1.

Chilling video, widely shared on social media, shows the victim being chased by a group of men, with at least two brandishing long weapons which look like swords and are about a foot long.

He falls to the floor, and is punched and kicked on the ground in the attack, which was captured in camera phone footage.

People are seen running away in panic as the stabbing unfolds.

Following the sickening violence the attackers flee, leaving the victim – believed to be 17 years old – lying on the ground seriously injured.

Police said at the time the man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Also last month, Jalan Woods-Bell, 15, died after he was knifed near the Global Academy secondary school in Hayes, west London, shortly after 8.30am on June 11.

He was the 16th teen to be killed in the capital this year, with the 2021 toll already surpassing that of 2020, when there were 15 teen victims.

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