Video: Man in Sidcup reportedly stabs himself with shoplifted kitchen knife

This Is Local London: The man is unloaded from an ambulance after being driven the short distance from to scene to a waiting air ambulance by The Green. The man is unloaded from an ambulance after being driven the short distance from to scene to a waiting air ambulance by The Green.

A MAN in Sidcup reportedly stabbed himself with a kitchen knife he stole from a pound shop this afternoon.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing at just after 3pm and officers cordoned off an area behind Sidcup library in Hadlow Road, near the High Street.

Ambulances and police cars arrived at the scene and an air ambulance took off at around 4.20pm by The Green nearby carrying a man reportedly in his 20s.

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The air ambulance waits to take off in driving rain.

Staff at the 99p Store in the High Street said a tall man in a long raincoat came in and tried to buy a pack of four kitchen knives.

He reportedly typed an incorrect pin number into the card machine before walking out quickly without paying. 

Supervisor Thayaliny Kandeepan, 22, said: “The card didn’t work but he started walking out anyway.

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A pack of kitchen knives like the one alleged to have been stolen. 

“My manager told him to stop but he didn’t so my manager called the police.”

Rita Matiscsak was behind the counter when the mixed race man allegedly made off without paying for the knives.

She told News Shopper: “He was not running but he moved fast.

“I was not afraid but when you see somebody like that the feeling is not good.”

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The 99p Store in Sidcup High Street. 

A Bexley police spokesman said the stabbing was not being treated as suspicious.

Officers did receive a report of a theft from a shop near the scene.

Did you see what happened? Call 01689 885702, e-mail tim.macfarlan@london.newsquest.co.uk or tweet @NewsShopperTim

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4:43pm Thu 5 Dec 13

sayitasseeit says...

We need to fight crime a police force not police service. More police on the beat and more stop and search powers and scanners to detect those in possesion of weapons.

We talk costs how much has it cost to treat the victim, hope all is well with the victim. If money was put into prevention not cure then this type of crime would happen less. And the costs reduce over time we need tougher law's and punishment to deter crime of this manner.
We need to fight crime a police force not police service. More police on the beat and more stop and search powers and scanners to detect those in possesion of weapons. We talk costs how much has it cost to treat the victim, hope all is well with the victim. If money was put into prevention not cure then this type of crime would happen less. And the costs reduce over time we need tougher law's and punishment to deter crime of this manner. sayitasseeit

6:50pm Thu 5 Dec 13

bexleyman says...

sayitasseeit wrote:
We need to fight crime a police force not police service. More police on the beat and more stop and search powers and scanners to detect those in possesion of weapons.

We talk costs how much has it cost to treat the victim, hope all is well with the victim. If money was put into prevention not cure then this type of crime would happen less. And the costs reduce over time we need tougher law's and punishment to deter crime of this manner.
What crime is alleged to have been committed here?

What we really should be bemoaning is that we needed a helicopter to take him to suitable treatment when a mere ten years ago there was a helipad equipped hospital with excellent facilities more than capable of treating him a mere ten years ago a matter of metres up the road.
[quote][p][bold]sayitasseeit[/bold] wrote: We need to fight crime a police force not police service. More police on the beat and more stop and search powers and scanners to detect those in possesion of weapons. We talk costs how much has it cost to treat the victim, hope all is well with the victim. If money was put into prevention not cure then this type of crime would happen less. And the costs reduce over time we need tougher law's and punishment to deter crime of this manner.[/p][/quote]What crime is alleged to have been committed here? What we really should be bemoaning is that we needed a helicopter to take him to suitable treatment when a mere ten years ago there was a helipad equipped hospital with excellent facilities more than capable of treating him a mere ten years ago a matter of metres up the road. bexleyman

7:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

cookster says...

What is an unsuspicious stabbing?
What is an unsuspicious stabbing? cookster

7:31pm Thu 5 Dec 13

sayitasseeit says...

What is needed is an update on the update.

Because this report seems mind boggling, I agree with both follow up comments (bexleyman and cookster) but also think that a stabbing reported in this way is suspicious no mention of an accident or cause of stabbing.

As for fighting crime a little premature but this is a comment on a wider scale not just this article.
What is needed is an update on the update. Because this report seems mind boggling, I agree with both follow up comments (bexleyman and cookster) but also think that a stabbing reported in this way is suspicious no mention of an accident or cause of stabbing. As for fighting crime a little premature but this is a comment on a wider scale not just this article. sayitasseeit

9:15pm Thu 5 Dec 13

sayitasseeit says...

The update confirms a crime, I hope the man is ok and that if self inflicted due to a cry for help or illness, gets the help he needs.

A well done to the emergency services.
The update confirms a crime, I hope the man is ok and that if self inflicted due to a cry for help or illness, gets the help he needs. A well done to the emergency services. sayitasseeit

9:32pm Thu 5 Dec 13

molsey says...

cookster wrote:
What is an unsuspicious stabbing?
When it's not suspicious.

Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself.

Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: What is an unsuspicious stabbing?[/p][/quote]When it's not suspicious. Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself. Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him. molsey

10:37am Fri 6 Dec 13

the wall says...

molsey wrote:
cookster wrote:
What is an unsuspicious stabbing?
When it's not suspicious.

Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself.

Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.
Oh look here you are again and making more comments about me again. Have I really infected your mind that much? My own online stalker.
Or is the tin foil on your head affecting your ability to think coherently

You think someone trying to kill themselves is funny?
Maybe it's you that needs the medication
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: What is an unsuspicious stabbing?[/p][/quote]When it's not suspicious. Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself. Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.[/p][/quote]Oh look here you are again and making more comments about me again. Have I really infected your mind that much? My own online stalker. Or is the tin foil on your head affecting your ability to think coherently You think someone trying to kill themselves is funny? Maybe it's you that needs the medication the wall

11:44am Fri 6 Dec 13

cookster says...

molsey wrote:
cookster wrote:
What is an unsuspicious stabbing?
When it's not suspicious.

Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself.

Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.
The story was very different when I commented.
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: What is an unsuspicious stabbing?[/p][/quote]When it's not suspicious. Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself. Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.[/p][/quote]The story was very different when I commented. cookster

1:13pm Fri 6 Dec 13

molsey says...

cookster wrote:
molsey wrote:
cookster wrote:
What is an unsuspicious stabbing?
When it's not suspicious.

Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself.

Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.
The story was very different when I commented.
Yeh, updates, it does happen sometimes.

Pity about wall though innit.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: What is an unsuspicious stabbing?[/p][/quote]When it's not suspicious. Sorry, I'm being flippant, the guy probably stabbed himself. Wall has stopped taking his medication, it could be him.[/p][/quote]The story was very different when I commented.[/p][/quote]Yeh, updates, it does happen sometimes. Pity about wall though innit. molsey

5:56pm Fri 6 Dec 13

applause says...

What was the point of the video. All you could see were spaced apart lights.
What was the point of the video. All you could see were spaced apart lights. applause

4:10pm Sat 7 Dec 13

madras says...

99p for a pack of 4 kitchen knives does appear to be a good price though...
99p for a pack of 4 kitchen knives does appear to be a good price though... madras

9:11pm Sun 8 Dec 13

applause says...

He was probably working so couldn't afford more expensive ones.
He was probably working so couldn't afford more expensive ones. applause

8:24am Mon 9 Dec 13

molsey says...

applause wrote:
He was probably working so couldn't afford more expensive ones.
Yeh, sounds like wall, cheapskate.
[quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: He was probably working so couldn't afford more expensive ones.[/p][/quote]Yeh, sounds like wall, cheapskate. molsey

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