Update On Stabbing In Arnal Crescent

Four stabbed during argument about mobile phone

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 4.27 am on Saturday 13 April, to reports of a number of people stabbed in Arnal Crescent, SW18.

A house party of about 16 people, aged 20 - 25 years old, had got out of hand over an argument about a stolen mobile phone. The argument escalated into a fight in which the male who believed he had his phone stolen picked up what is believed to be a kitchen knife and used this in the fight.

Four people, 2 males and 2 females, were injured.

The injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening and required immediate hospitalisation for all 4 victims.

The suspect, Brando Fabunan (22), made off but later handed himself into Kensington Police Station. He was not previously known to police.

He was charged with 4 counts of causing grevious bodily harm contrary to s18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861. He was remanded in police custody to attend Lavender Hill Magistrates Court on 15th April 2013, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 29th April.

The Police are stressing that this is NOT a gang-related incident, but appears to have been borne out of an alcohol-enhanced argument at a party between males over an alleged stolen mobile phone.

April 15, 2013