Westminster stabbing: Man in late 20s knifed near Parliament

A MAN in his late 20s has been stabbed in Westminster – just a stone’s throw from Parliament.


ATTACK: The incident took place just around the corner from Big Ben

The victim was attacked in Rampayne Street, one of London’s most exclusive residential areas. 

The site of the incident is just a short walk from famous institutions such as Tate Britain and the Palace of Westminster. 

Police rushed to the scene at around 6pm yesterday following reports of a fight between two men. 

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 18:04hrs on Friday, 5 October to Rampayne Street SW1 following reports of males fighting.

“Officers attended with London Ambulance Service.

“A male aged in his late 20s was discovered inside a residential building suffering from stab wounds.

“He has been taken to a south London hospital; we await an update as to his condition.

“There have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place.”

Statistics show knife offences in London have reached their highest level in seven years.

Crimes involving a knife or blade have increased to over 40,000 in the year leading up to March 2018.

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