The Metropolitan Police have cordoned off an area near the Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth (London) following reports of a large fight, including multiple stabbings. Three people have been reported injured and are being treated by emergency services. The fight has since ended and one suspect has been apprehended. Police have closed several roads and a large police presence has been reported in the area. A Section 60 Order has been authorized for the whole of Wandsworth, granting police the right to stop and search anyone without requiring reasonable grounds.
A heightened security presence is to be expected while police continue their investigation into the incident. Disruptions to transportation are likely over the near term.
Those in the Wandsworth area should monitor developments, anticipate travel disruptions, and heed any directives issued by local authorities. Any suspicious activity should be immediately reported to police.
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