Night of violence in Lawless London as SEVEN stabbed across capital as man fights for his life and teen knifed on Tube

SEVEN people were stabbed during a night of violence in "lawless" London.

Five men were injured – including one left fighting for life – after a stabbing attack in Bexleyheath, South London.

Cops arrested five men in relation to the attack on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

One of those injured has potentially life-threatening injuries.

Just hours before, a teenager was knifed while another male was found nearby at a Tube station in East London with stab wounds after an "altercation" between the two.

The boy was stabbed at West Ham Station at 6.50pm, while the other male was found at Abbey Road DLR Station.

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Both were taken to hospital, and were treated by paramedics overnight.

Cops and ambulances rushed to West Ham Station and set up a crime scene.

Witnesses said passengers were told to go back into their carriages.

The station was closed and nearby roads were blocked, while Jubilee line and DLR trains were not stopping at West Ham Station.

British Transport Police said: "It appears that two men met as they passed each other on a stairway at the station. 

"Following what seems to have been an altercation between the two men, one male received stab wounds and collapsed at the station.

"The other male, who also received stab wounds, got on to a train to Abbey Road DLR Station. The London Ambulance Service have taken both men to hospital."

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to West Ham Underground Station to reports of a stabbing.

"Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. A teenage male was found with stab injuries.

"He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition.

"A short time later, another male was found with stab injuries at Abbey Road DLR Station. He was also treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital. 

"There have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place."

Cops have asked members of the public to come forward with information about the stabbing.

In Birmingham, a "number" of people were also stabbed overnight.

Police said they were aware a "number" of people had been injured in the city centre just after midnight as a major incident was declared.

Dramatic footage emerged this morning of police officers arresting a man on Colmore Row in Birmingham city centre.

The man could be seen held down to the ground by cops as armed officers stood by just hours after the chaos unfolded in the city centre however it is unclear if it is directly linked.

Meanwhile forensic officers were today pictured scouring the scene as authorities declared a major incident.

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