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Westfield stabbing: Man left with multiple injuries after attack in west London shopping centre

A man has been stabbed inside a shopping centre in west London.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was found with multiple stab wounds at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday.

Police say he was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to a west London hospital.

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Details of the extent of his injuries have not yet been released.

A police cordon remains in place both inside and outside of the shopping centre following the attack shortly after 7pm.

A stop and search order is in effect for the whole of Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea until 7am on Sunday.

It comes just hours after a man was found with stab wounds in Turner Street, Whitechapel, on Saturday.

Two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and have been taken into custody.

Police say the man is in a critical condition in hospital.

Three people are also recovering from stab wounds after a man armed with a large knife lunged at shoppers at Manchester’s Arndale centre on Friday morning.

A 40-year-old man has been detained under the Mental Health Act after being arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism.

The police cordon inside Westfield London shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush where a man in his 20s was stabbed on 12 October 2019. (Alexander Seale)

Counter-terrorism police are continuing an investigation into the incident but it is understood that no political, religious or ideological motivation has been uncovered so far.

Two teenagers were stabbed to death within hours of each other elsewhere in London on Thursday.

Baptista Adjei, 15, from North Woolwich, was attacked on or shortly after getting off a bus near Stratford Shopping Centre in east London.

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Police said a 15-year-old boy, who handed himself in to an east London police station, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Five hours later, officers were called to the Brandon Estate in Camberwell, south London, where they found an 18-year-old man with stab wounds.

He died an hour later.

Anyone with information about the incident at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference CAD 6386/12 Oct.

To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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