Four men were stabbed at London festival Eastern Electrics at the weekend.
MyLondon reported the first victim was attacked at 4pm on Saturday before being taken to hospital, with another rushed to A&E after an incident around 6.45pm.
Another man in his 20s was reportedly found with stab wounds at 9.38pm, with a man in his 40s suffering injuries shortly after.
Merton Police tweeted on Sunday (August 4) that a Section 60 order had been authorised, meaning police officers could stop and search people without suspicion in Morden Park, where the two-day festival took place.
A section 60 has been authorised in Merton following four stabbing incidents in Morden Park yesterday. The order, which allows a police officer to stop and search without suspicion, is in place until midnight tonight. pic.twitter.com/bh2E2cNkMW— Merton Police (@MPSMerton) August 4, 2019
Merton Police confirmed to Mixmag the stabbings took place inside the house and techno festival.
Eastern Electrics issued a statement confirming the incidents.
"We can confirm that four serious assaults took place at Eastern Electrics on Saturday 3rd August. All casualties were transferred to hospital after being treated on site by our medical team.
"The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and asking anyone with information that may help with their investigation to call 101.
"The safety of everyone on-site is our first priority and we will continue to work closely with the Police, local authorities and our security staff to ensure a safe and secure environment at Eastern Electrics."
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