Man stabbed five times near Wembley Arena after Jamaican dancehall concert

A man was stabbed, and another was arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life

A man was stabbed, and another was arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after a gig at Wembley Arena last night. Picture: @Tim_A_Roberts - Credit: Archant

A man was stabbed multiple times near Wembley Arena last night, after a gig by Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan.

Wembley Arena. Picture :PA/John Walton

Wembley Arena. Picture :PA/John Walton - Credit: EMPICS Sport

The 24-year-old was stabbed three times in the chest, and twice in the buttocks.

Police were called at 11.46pm to Arena Square to reports of a man being injured. He was taken to a north London hospital, where his condition is not life threatening.

Less than ten minutes later, a 31-year-man was arrested by police after a gun and ammunition was found.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He was taken to a north London police station, where he is still in custody.


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There were no reported injuries from the firearm.

A crime scene is in place and officers from North West Area Command Unit remain. Enquiries continue.

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Anyone who witnessed this incident but has not yet come forward is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD8801 of December 6, Tweet @MetCC or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Were you at the concert last night? Did you witness what happened? Contact the newsdesk by emailing harry.taylor@archant.co.uk or calling 0207 433 0119.

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