LONDON (CelebrityAccess) Four people were stabbed, with two airlifted, at the Garage Nation music festival in east London June 30.
One of the victims, 26, may have “life-changing injuries,” the Metropolitan Police said, according to the BBC. The other victims had less serious “stab and slash” wounds. Police believe the men were knifed during a fight in the VIP area.
A third victim went to a London hospital with less serious wounds and the fourth was treated on site.
One witness, Mel Dee, told the BBC that one of the victims was slashed across the back.
“We saw him go towards someone in quite an aggressive manner. Then he jolted back,” Dee said. “They’d slit his back, slashed him. It was very deep, he was fuming.
“All of a sudden he’d ran towards whoever else it was and soon there were 15 of them. Other knives were pulled out.
“I could see people punching – arms flying everywhere.
“We ran as far away as we could.”
“We run a strict four-stage policy search regime,” the promoters, Festivus Ltd., said in a statement. “The security was procured and agreed in line with the planning that has been ongoing for 12 months.”