Brixton riot – Terrifying moment men fight with knives in the street as party turns into chaotic mass brawl

THIS is the terrifying moment two men swing knives at each other amidst the chaos of the Brixton riots.

The pair are seen slashing at one another in the horrifying fight as witnesses scream to stop.

Footage later showed one of the men's faces covered in blood as panicked witnesses called for an ambulance.

In the clip, a young woman can be heard calling paramedics, telling them: "He’s still bleeding, he’s trying to stay awake".

London Ambulance Service today confirmed two men had been injured in the riots that unfolded in Brixton overnight – with one taken to a major trauma centre.

Footage of the blade battle emerged this morning after chaotic scenes unfolded in South London overnight with hundreds of people descending onto the street.

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Thugs were filmed throwing missiles at police officers in the melee as the cops were forced to pull back.

Patrol cars were also damaged with footage showing two youths climbing on top of one vehicle to batter it with the wooden leg from a table.

Officers were forced to back away from screaming crowds pelting missiles at them.

Twenty-two officers were injured in the chaos with two needing hospital treatment after being called to reports of a “large unlicensed music event”.

Hundreds of people were seen on the streets with cops issuing a section 60 dispersal order in an attempt to stop the violence.

The Met Police Federation today slammed the violence as "despicable", adding: "Police officers are not punchbags. "

And they estimated nearly 30 officers had been hurt.

Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: "No one expects this level of violence and hostility to just erupt at the speed it does towards police. It's horrendous

"We are rufty-tufty and can deal with violent disorder but it's not pleasant and it's not nice to have to go somewhere where someone wants to try and kill you."

Footage from last night has emerged showing how one thug even appeared to brandish a blade at officers in the terrifying scenes.

Others were filmed screaming as two youths climbed on top of a cop car and started to smash it with a bat.

Footage later showed a cop car with a broken windscreen left on the side of the road as the riots descended into chaos.

The string of videos from last night also show a group of cops having to back away from youths as they storm towards them throwing objects.

In a clip, a person can be heard saying: "They have run the police out of here."

And shocking videos uploaded to social media even appeared to show people involved in a terrifying knife fight.

Home Secretary Priti Patel slammed the violence as "utterly vile".

She said: "Just last weekend, the whole country came together to praise our heroic police officers for putting their own lives on the line to keep us safe. I'll be picking up with the Met Commissioner immediately."

Met Police today confirmed a "small number" of police cars had been damaged, with four people arrested for assault and public order offences.

It's not the first time that police have faced violence and injuries this summer.

A mounted cop was hurt when her horse bolted during protests in London earlier this month.

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