41-year-old Man Found With Stab Injuries In New Cross

Met police have launched an investigation after a 41-year-old man was found with stab injuries in New Cross, South East London.

Police were called at 11:57hrs on Friday, 25 June, to report a stabbing on Achilles Street, SE14.

The police said the man was assessed, and his injuries are not life-threatening.

A crime scene was put in place, and enquiries have begun.

The police found an address in Batavia Mews where an explosion and fire was reported.

Officers found an explosion inside the premises resulting in a fire after officers attended the address at approximately 13:32hrs.

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene.

One of the officers suffered burn injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

The police said a 40-year-old was arrested at the scene in Batavia mews on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

He has been taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Police said an early investigation has revealed that the incident is not error-related, and no evidence of drugs manufacture at the premises.

Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances.

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