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Mum and child stabbed in West London as cops desperately hunt knifeman

A MUM and child have been stabbed in a knife attack in Feltham this evening.

The pair are in a serious condition as cops desperately hunt the knifeman in West London.

 Swinfield Close, Feltham, where a woman and a child where stabbed this evening
Swinfield Close, Feltham, where a woman and a child where stabbed this evening

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Witnesses reported seeing about 50 officers swarming the area near Swinfield Close following the stabbings.

An Air Ambulance was said to have landed at a nearby school after the mum and youngster were attacked.

One person tweeted: "About 8 or so police cars and a few ambulances heading #Feltham way doesn't look good."

Another added: "Whole middle road cut off form the community centre. About 50 coppers undercover, armed and uniform."

It comes days after a man was stabbed less than two miles away.

Armed police patrolled the area after a man was said to be wielding a machete.

Knife crime has soared in the UK with at least 37 people have been fatally stabbed - and 62 overall killed - in London since the beginning of the year.

Met Police records show 37, 443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 recorded gun offences across the UK in the year up to September 2017.

In London, the problem was even more pronounced than the rest of the country, with 12,980 knife crimes taking place in the capital - 2,452 more than the equivalent year.

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