Pedestrian is killed by van fleeing fight where two men were stabbed

Pedestrian is killed after being hit by a van fleeing the scene of a street fight where two men were taken to hospital after being stabbed

  • Police rushed to a street fight in Chislehurst, south-east London tonight
  • Two men were stabbed and taken to hospital during brawl outside local pub
  • Van fleeing scene of incident then ran over an innocent male pedestrian 

A pedestrian has been killed after being run over by a van fleeing the scene of a street fight where two men were stabbed tonight. 

Police rushed to Chislehurst in south-east London at around 8.50pm this evening following reports of men fighting near the Gordon Arms pub.

The men were rushed to hospital for treatment after paramedics found stab injuries – though these are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police rushed to Chislehurst in south-east London at around 8.50pm this evening following reports of men fighting near the Gordon Arms pub. The men were rushed to hospital for treatment after paramedics found stab injuries – though these are life-threatening

Just minutes later, a male pedestrian believed to be in his thirties was killed by a van near Slades Drive half a mile down the road.

The Met Police said the van did not stop at the scene was found abandoned nearby.

A spokesman said the two incidents are currently being treated as linked, while extensive cordons and road closures are in place. No arrests have been made.

‘Police were called at 20:52hrs on Friday, 24 July to Belmont Road in Chislehurst following reports of men fighting,’ the spokesman said.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended and found two men- no further details-with stab injuries. They were taken to hospital and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

‘At 20:54hrs police were alerted to a collision involving a van and a pedestrian near to Slades Drive, Chislehurst.

‘The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his thirties, died at the scene. The van did not stop at the scene and was found abandoned nearby.

‘Enquiries are in their early stages however these incidents are currently being treated as linked.

‘Extensive cordons and road closures are in place as enquiries continue. There have been no arrests.’ 

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