Police are investigating a double stabbing in Thornton Heath today (Monday July  25).

Two men, both aged in their 20s, were found suffering with knife wounds outside Paddy Power on Woodville Road after police were called to reports of a stabbing at 12.25pm.

Both were taken to hospital for treatment and their conditions are not life threatening, said police.

In to the early evening the area remained taped off with two police officers manning a cordon spanning paving in front of the bookmakers to Crystal Court.

There were visible signs of blood on the pavement where earlier London Ambulance Service tended to the men.

There have been no arrests and enquiries in to the circumstances are ongoing.

The area in front of Paddy Power is partially obstructed by scaffolding as the owners of Crystal Court – Orbit Housing , a housing association have removed the cladding from the building after a fire in April last year.

The social housing block has suffered a number of anti social behaviour issues with drug dealers.

In October 2020, police smashed a drug dealing network which had been operating out of the Crystal Court area of Woodville Road with Class A substances being sold in the open in front of families and young children.

Anyone with information that could assist police with this double stabbing is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD3096/25Jul.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.