Camberwell stabbing: Shocking video shows paramedics trying to save teen who was 'disemboweled' in gang fight 'over a belt'
The young boy was one of four victims who was stabbed as gang violence started on a housing estate in South London.
A teenager is currently fighting for his life in a hospital after he was brutally disemboweled in the street on August 16 night in what is known as the latest knife crime to take place in London. The young boy was one among four victims who was stabbed as a gang violence started on a housing estate in South London with echoes heard of the screams saying, "help, help".
Residents who live on the Elmington Estate in Camberwell spoke of how they saw a group of boys fleeing the scene just a few minutes before the police arrived at around 5.30 pm. They also described how the teen who was hurt the most from the incident had fallen to the ground while clutching his stomach. One of the witnesses said, "I saw the youth come running from the block. He came to the corner and dropped' and described seeing a boy with his 'intestines falling on the ground."
Shocking new footage that has come out, shows the paramedics and the police trying to save his life. The reason behind the gruesome attack is said to be a fight over a belt. The horrifying street fight is said to have had at least 30 youngsters taking part at one point. The footage also shows the rival gang members being held back by the police as the paramedics were treating the wounded.
The scene where the stabbing took place could be seen littered with blood-stained clothing, trainers, and medical equipment after the attack took place. The area is only a short walk away from Warham Street where Sidique "Incognito" Kamara, a 23-year-old drill rapper had been knifed to death on August 1. Eighteen-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth, Incognito's friend, had been fatally shot in May on the same street, reported the Daily Mail.
Gang rivals from Peckham had been blamed for the attack. Incognito and the members of the gang he was a part of had all worn T-shirts that was dedicated to a tribute march that was held in honor of Ainsworth, known as GB. Both Incognito and GB had been featured next to Tim Westwood in a rap video on YouTube where most of the members could be seen wearing balaclavas and hoodies as well as smoking drugs.
In the video, they rapped about "splashing" rivals, which is slang for knifing someone repeatedly till they start pouring out blood, and also boasted about their crew in south London which is known for "capping" it's enemies, another slang term for shooting someone. Eighteen-year-old Latwaan Griffiths, another drill rapper, had been stabbed to death and his body had been dumped on the side of the road in July during a rise in knife crime in London.
An unnamed 25-year-old woman said, "That particular one, I hope he does live but by the looks of it and the way the ambulance had to struggle I would give it just an 8% (chance). It was very traumatizing." Six male suspects who are 15 to 16-years-old have been arrested after being linked to the incident. Images that had been posted on social media had shown a massive police presence and a cordon that had been erected around the crime scene.
Scotland Yard said in a statement, "Police were called at 17.24hrs on Thursday, 16 August to playing fields outside Landor House, Camberwell, following reports of a stabbing. Officers attended with LAS. Four males were found suffering from stab wounds. They have all been taken to south London hospitals. Five males have been arrested in connection with the incident. A crime scene is in place."
Superintendent Annmarie Cowley from the Southwark police said in a statement, "This incident is in its very early stages and at present, we cannot speculate on what the nature of it may be. What we can say for certain is if there needed to be an example of the utter senselessness of knife crime, then this is it; four males are in the hospital, and at this stage, we cannot say how serious their injuries are. It is beyond comprehension. I would like to offer my reassurance to the community that officers are responding robustly; we remain at the scene and have also requested additional resources from the Territorial Support Group and Violent Crime Taskforce to patrol the area."
"Additionally, Section 60 has been authorized from 18.30hrs to 09.30hrs on Friday, 17 August, providing officers with powers to deter any further potential trouble. I would urge anyone who witnessed this incident to call the police and tell us what you saw; if you are concerned or worried about speaking to police, I can assure you your information would be treated in the strictest of confidence. If you are not a person who would speak to police but you know something, I would ask you to think of the families of those involved who tonight have a loved one in the hospital. Please do the right thing and speak to us. Those responsible for this should not go unpunished."