Five people arrested following double stabbing in west London

5 September 2019, 10:21 | Updated: 11 September 2019, 10:21

The incident happened on Wednesday evening in the shopping area of Shepherd's Bush, west London
The incident happened on Wednesday evening in the shopping area of Shepherd's Bush, west London. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

Five suspects aged between 17 and 24 have been arrested, including three females after two men were stabbed in west London.

Three women and two men were detained by police after the victims were found with stab wounds outside a shopping centre.

Police were called to the W12 shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush at 6.15pm on Wednesday following reports of a "scuffle" on the green outside.

London's air ambulance was called to the scene, as well as police vehicles and two road ambulances.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement, "The injuries for the two victims are not life threatening. All those involved - the two victims and five arrested - are aged between 17 and 24."

"Three females and two males are in custody for various offences including attempted murder and GBH. Enquiries continue."

The police also previously announced that two of the women were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police also instilled a Section 60, a power that allows police officers to stop and search for a limited time, across the surrounding area.

The Section 60 was in place across Askew Road, Hammersmith Road and Ladbroke Grove from 6.30pm to 3.40am on Thursday morning.

The incident comes after a fifteen year old was stabbed to death in London last night, bringing the capital's murder toll over 100 for 2019.

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