Man arrested in Brixton overnight following Uber driver stabbing in Battersea

A 22-year-old man has been arrested yesterday in connection to the stabbing of an Uber driver in Battersea and incidents of following and grabbing women in South London.

The man was taken into police custody on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and public order offenses.

The police managed to locate the man at 4:20 am in Brixton on the 24th of November after a member of the public called. 

On the 23rd of November at 2:44 am, police were called on Falcon Road in Battersea, near Clapham Junction, after a 24-year-old Uber Driver was stabbed twice.

The injuries have been confirmed to be non-threatening and the man has been discharged from the hospital.

South West Detective Superintendent Dan O’Sullivan said:

“I know that many people will have been incredibly concerned about the details of these linked investigations.

“I want to reassure local residents that we are continuing to carry out extra reassurance patrols.” 

Residents had previously expressed concerns over their safety.

Kedra Davis, a 26-year-old resident of Battersea, said: 

“I usually try to be aware of my surroundings as a woman.

“I do not feel safe enough walking on my own at night in London and I constantly feel the threat of violence that could occur against me.”

All buses stopped through Battersea on the 23rd of November are back running with no disruption.

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