A trio of councillors have have blasted the processes that led to four men being stabbed at a music festival in Morden over the weekend.

Cannon Hill ward councillors Jenifer Gould said that stricter security measures need to be in place should an event of this nature take place in the future.

"As a Cannon Hill resident of 8 years, and now a councillor here, it saddens me deeply to hear about the stabbings at the Eastern Electrics festival over the weekend," she said.

"My thoughts are with those who were injured, and I hope that they make speedy recoveries.

“The festival was only approved after organisers gave assurances about the security measures in place. Clearly something went seriously wrong.

“As an immediate step, the Liberal Democrat group has written to the Council to call for a formal review of security arrangements at the festival. We will also be pushing to ensure that councillors are kept fully briefed at every stage of the review, so that we can keep residents informed and ensure that their concerns are adequately addressed.

“I hope that any review can consider whether knife arches or further weapons searches could be used at future events of this type.

“When I speak to local people on the doorstep, crime comes up repeatedly as a real concern. Residents deserve to be able to feel safe in this area, and that is why preserving a proper local police presence is a priority for me and my fellow Liberal Democrat councillors.”

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Cannon Hill Councillor Nick McLean as well as Dundonald's David Dean think that the event should no longer be held at Morden Park altogether.

“Merton’s parks are there for everyone to enjoy," Cllr Dean said.

"It was very clear from last year’s event that residents were aggrieved with the noise, litter, loss of parkland, overcrowding in Morden, drugs and apparent lawlessness. It appears that this year’s event has surpassed the previous one in its anti social behaviour and has added violence to its litany of complaints.

"Merton Council should not have entertained another year of aggro. It’s time to say goodbye to this unpopular pastime.”

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Cllr McLean added: "After the appalling anti-social behaviour that residents experienced at last year’s event, and now the multiple stabbings this year, surely demonstrates that this event is not suitable for the London Borough of Merton and in particular Morden Park.

"The council should be seeking to attract events to the borough that do not increase the risk of criminality and anti-social behaviour. It is also simply not fair for residents to experience this level of disturbance over two days of excessive noise and anti-social behaviour. I objected to the event being held this year and Merton Conservatives will oppose it being held in the future.”

Police issued a further appeal for information earlier today, revealing that the 3rd and 4th stabbings on the Saturday were being linked and that no arrests had been made yet.

None of the four stabbing victims are in a life-threatening condition, police added.