Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Stabbing on Askew Road

A man was stabbed in the chest during what police believe to have been a domestic incident last night. He was resuciated at the scene by paramedics and is now in hospital in a critical condition.

I will have more details on this in due course. I was alerted to it by the police this morning but was holding back until I had fuller details. Sadly I see the local press have started breathlessly tweeting about it already so in the interests of reducing the chances of more sensationalism I'm putting out what I know now.

There has been one arrest, and I understand the police are not looking for anyone else at this stage.

Clearly coming after the murder of Piotr Mikiewicz this is the last thing the area needs. But given that it appears to be the result of a domestic incident it is going to be important to bear in mind this is not the sign of an area on the down, it sounds very much like the nasty end to a very isolated incident. 

0920 UPDATE - The full Police statement on this incident is as follows:
Officers were called to a flat in a semi-detached house in Askew Road, Hammersmith at 0115 by the London Ambulance Service with reports of a male having been seriously assaulted. On arrival they found a 59 year old male who showed them into a flat where the male victim was found with a single stab wound to his chest. 

A 59 year old male has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. There is no link between this incident and any others and there is no danger to members of the local community. The male remains in intensive care in hospital. 

Hammersmith and Fulham Police are conducting additional patrols in the area to reassure the community that this happened within the confines of a home and not on the streets of the Borough.

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