Hyde Park stabbing: what happened as boy stabbed in London park attack - and have arrests been made?

A teenager was stabbed in a fight in Hyde Park as horrified park revellers watched on

Sunbathers were left in shock as a gang set upon a teenager in Hyde Park on June 1 (image: social media)

A 17-year-old has been stabbed in London’s Hyde Park in a mass brawl in front of sunbathers.

Screaming crowds watched on as a gang, appearing to be armed with large knives, chased the teenager down on June 1.

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Masked men were captured on Snapchat punching the victim.

They also attacked him with huge ‘foot long’ blades and poles, The Sun reports.

Footage shows how the large park was still packed with people enjoying the sunshine as temperatures soared.

A video shows the gang running over the teenager who slipped and fell over before they attacked him.

One man in a grey tracksuit was first to set upon the victim before others were seen to beat him.

One witness can be heard shouting on the mobile phone footage: “He’s got a knife - oh my gosh.”

As first responders arrived a panicked man was reportedly heard shouting: "Quick. First aid, anything. Quick."

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Have there been any arrests?

The Met Police have said an investigation into the incident is now taking place as Scotland Yard hunt for the attackers.

The Met Police spokeswoman said there have so-far been no arrests made.

She said: “The stabbing of a 17-year-old in Hyde Park yesterday was a shocking incident that is being actively investigated.

"Violence such as this is completely unacceptable and the Met is committed to tackling it, wherever it occurs.

“Officers were on the scene of yesterday’s incident very quickly, providing immediate first aid to the young man who had been stabbed and who is thankfully now recovering from his injuries.”

The ambush - which started at 9pm last night - saw the London Ambulance Service scramble to the scene to give medical assistance.

A crime scene remains in place in Hyde Park and it’s understood there will be a police presence in the area on June 2.

The stabbing follows a police dog who was badly injured when he was knifed five times on the top of his head and once below his eye - as his owner received a broken wrist.

Police dog Kaiser was on patrol with his handler, PC Mark Woolcott, at 11pm on 30 May when they were called to a report of an intruder in the back garden of a house in South London.

As Kaiser tried to control the man, he was stabbed up to five times on the top of his head and once below his eye.

He was rushed to the vets where the blows to the top of his head were found to have struck bone, narrowly avoiding lasting injury.