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The Metropolitan Police confirmed officers were called to an address on Delme Crescent, Kidbrooke, at 8.18am today following reports of a man suffering from stab wounds at a residential address. An air ambulance was captured on video landing on the playgrounds of a nearby school, believed to be Thomas Tallis School. The police stressed that the incident did not occur in the school.

The London Air Ambulance charity told Express.co.uk their ‘Advanced Trauma Team’ had been dispatched ‘to report an incident in the Kidbrooke area’.

A spokesperson said they could not provide further details.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the man, in his 40s, had been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and remains in custody, the force said.

The statement read: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 8.18am on Friday April 22 to reports that a man had been stabbed at a residential address in Delme Crescent, SE3.

“Officers and [London Ambulance Service] attended. The London Air Ambulance also attended and landed on the playground of a nearby school. The incident did not happen at school.

“The man, in his 40s, has been taken to hospital and we are awaiting an update on his condition.

“A woman has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm.

“She was taken to a south London police station where she remains in police custody.”

Footage posted online at around 8.30am today shows an air ambulance appearing to land on a grass field as children play on a nearby basketball court.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 8.15am this morning (April 22) to a report of a stabbing at a residential address in Delme Crescent, Kidbrooke.

“We sent a number of resources including two ambulance crews, a doctor in a rapid response car, an incident response officer and we also sent doctors from the Air Ambulance of London.

“Together with other emergency services at the scene, our teams treated a man for a stab wound and rushed him to a major trauma centre.”

Harold B. McConnell