1. ITV Report

Teenager admits double stabbing at Hyde Park water fight

Joshua Clements pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm Credit: Metropolitan Police

A teenager has admitted stabbing two men at Hyde Park during a mass water fight on one of the hottest days of the year.

Roughly 4,000 people were gathered on the banks of the Serpentine on 19 July when 18-year-old Joshua Clements attacked the two teenagers.

Clements inflicted serious injuries on the pair, both 19, with a hunting knife during the early evening - where temperatures had earlier reached upward of 30C.

Disguised in a camouflage print mask, Clements stabbed one man in the stomach inside the park and the other in the chest and arms at nearby Cumberland Gate.

Police patrol the scene at Hyde Park Credit: ITV News
Clements used a hunting knife on his victims Credit: Metropolitan Police

Clements, who was arrested on 27 July, pleaded guilty to a number of offences at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

The charges included: causing grievous bodily harm; carrying an offensive weapon, handling stolen goods and possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date.

Clements is a violent individual who targeted two innocent people, thinking he could evade justice.

– Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall