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.

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