Another wave of stop and search powers has been authorised across Greenwich and Bexley for tonight after the second stabbing incident took place in Abbey in just 24 hours.

A man was found suffering from stab wounds at a petrol station on Harrow Manor Way, Abbey Wood, around 11:30pm last night.

The victim, a man in his 40s, has been taken to hospital, with enquiries ongoing.

Just 24 hours before, three men were stabbed when a masked gang of ten stormed the Abbey Arms, on Wilton Road.

Police were called to Wilton Road at 10.04pm, where they found me aged 18, 19 and 24 suffering stab wounds.

They were taken to hospital, where where they remain, however none are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

The attackers are then believed to have left the scene splitting up into three vehicles, one of which is thought to have been a silver Mitsubishi Shogun.

Provoked by the first incident, a section 60 stop and search order was authoritsed across Greenwich for the evening of July 21.

Following the second stabbing in under two days, Greenwich and Bexley Police have announced a joint section 60 order is also now in place for tonight.

The Section 60 order gives police the right to search anyone in a defined area following an incident of serious violence, or when they believe serious violence will take place.

The special powers will run from 11am today, July 22, until 2am on Thursday, July 23.

The section 60 is in place across the Abbey Wood, Thamesmead Moorings, Thamesmead East, Plumstead, Lesnes Abbey and Belverdere wards.