Residents reported seeing an air ambulance carry the victim, who has not been named, to the nearest hospital as several unmarked police cars raced to the scene in the London borough of Hillingdon, in West London. The man was believed to have been attacked in Falling Lane. A witness told news publication My London: “Not only ambulance but police helicopter too, undercover police cars and many other Police cars now roaming the area.
“Just took my kid from the school which is just couple of meters from there so yes I’m also wondering.”
Officers from the force have said no arrests have been made.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “His injuries are not believed to be life changing or life threatening.
“No arrests have been made; officers remain on scene.”
London has been hit by a wave of violent in recent months, as knife crime continues to grip the capital.
According to crime statistics in 2017-2018 revealed a total of 285 homicides resulting from knives and sharp instruments – the highest number since records began in 1946.
Last year, the murder toll reached 134, the highest recorded number in over 10 years.
Last week, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced a £100million increase in police funding to tackle London’s knife crime epidemic.
Mr Javid and Prime Minister Theresa May have also unveiled a new “public health” approach to violent crime.
Published at Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:04:00 +0000