London student stabbed at Brixton house party

It was an unprovoked attack

An 18-year-old student was stabbed repeatedly outside a house party in Brixton last Sunday.

In what appeared to be an entirely unprovoked attack, the assailants stabbed the student – who wishes to remain unnamed – while he was waiting for his friends.

The identity of the student has not been revealed, but it has been made known that he is studying at a London university.


According to a witness, the group of eight or nine attackers had come from a “crazy” birthday party in Challice Way and that even after the assault bystanders were seemingly unconcerned, taking selfies and continuing the party even after the victim had been taken to hospital.

The victim claims he has no idea whether or not he was stabbed with the intention of being robbed – as the assailants allegedly rifled through his belongings and his car – or if the assault was a case of mistaken identity.

“I was just so confused – I don’t know why they attacked me,” he told the Evening Standard yesterday. He added that he is currently focusing on recovery, despite the fact that no arrests have been made yet.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said of the incident “officers attended and found 18-year-old man with stab injuries. He was taken to a south London hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening or life changing. He has since been discharged.”

“At this early stage officers believe that there was an altercation between the victim and several other youths, who all fled the scene in the direction of Upper Tulse Hill following the stabbing.

“No arrests have been made and enquires continue. Detectives from Lambeth CID are investigating.”