Man stabbed at Inner London Crown Court

A man was stabbed in the stomach when a fight involving a gang of youths broke out inside a central London court.

Court staff and lawyers looked on as the 20-year-old victim was treated by paramedics in the security entrance to Inner London Crown Court.

Police are looking for a group of male youths seen running from the court in Elephant and Castle, some with scarves covering their faces and hoods up.

The man is not in a life-threatening condition, police said.

'Four unknown guys'

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said they were called to reports of a fight outside the front entrance of the court at 12:45 GMT.

When officers arrived they found the man with a stab wound to the stomach.

He was treated by paramedics and taken by ambulance to a south London hospital.

A witness, who did not want to be named, said: "I was sitting inside and there was a group of lads standing at the top of the steps.

"All of a sudden four unknown guys came in from the car park. They came in and one guy got stabbed.

"They tried to rush through, then stabbed him in the stomach and then ran out."

No arrests have been made.

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