Residents reported a disturbance at Hurley House (part of the Cotton Gardens Estate) on Kennington Lane at about 7pm last night. Police arrived at the Kennington tower, and sealed off the property, denying residents entry to and exit from their homes in Ebenezer, Fairford and Hurley House. According to an eye witness, the incident lasted about three hours. Large numbers of police were drafted in to guard the entrances to the building. A helicopter and armed reinforcements were brought in as backup.
The South London Press has confirmed that a woman in her 30s was stabbed but is in a stable condition. One commentator (see below) noted that a female suffered multiple stab wounds. I'll update this entry once further information becomes available.