Man shot dead by police as several stabbed in “terrorist-related” London attack


WARNING: Distressing content

Several people have been stabbed in a “terrorist-related” attack in Streatham, south London, this afternoon (Sunday 2nd February 2020). A man has been shot dead by armed police officers.



The Metropolitan Police said:

“A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham. At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. ‘The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”

Police confirmed that a man – assumed to be the alleged attacker – was shot dead by police at around 2pm today on Streatham High Road.



One of the victims is in a life-threatening condition following Streatham attack, says Metropolitan Police

The Met released an update this evening via Twitter.

They said:

Three people are known to have been injured in the #Streatham attack earlier this afternoon. One person is at hospital in a life-threatening condition. We are in the process of informing their family.

“A second victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being taken to hospital. A third victim has been taken to hospital – their condition is not life-threatening.”



A man named Dave Chawner, who allegedly waited for emergency services with one of the victims, tweeted:

“I had to stay with someone who’d just been #stabbed in #Streatham for 30 minutes before a single ambulance arrived. 

“I’m just over 1 mile from a hospital – I’m not having a go at anyone, but that’s not right.

“I just hope he made it.”




Police are urging to the public to use common sense and restraint in circulating pictures and videos of the attack, including images of the officers involved.

More to follow.

Images via Getty and Twitter