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Stabbing in Clapham

Police are investigating a stabbing overnight in Clapham.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service shortly after 04.00hrs to an injured man outside Clapham North Underground Station on Bedford Road.

A man believed to be in his 30s was taken to hospital suffering a stab wound.

The injury is being treated as life threatening.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Glass doorknob starts house fire as sun's rays set fire to dressing gown

A crystal doorknob started a devastating house fire in south London yesterday morning. London Fire Brigade says the sun’s rays refracted light from the knob onto a dressing gown which then caught fire.

Charlie Pugsley from the Brigade’s fire investigation unit said:

“Crystal and glass ornaments and items such as shaving mirrors should be kept out of direct sunlight. The homeowners are lucky they had a working smoke alarm which alerted some local builders who quickly called the Brigade. Part of the bedroom was damaged but it could have been much worse.“

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