A man has been arrested by detectives investigating an incident in which two people were stabbed in Brentford. One of the victims died from his injuries.
Police were called at around 19:50hrs on Friday, 12 November, to Albany Parade, Brentford.
Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues and found a man suffering stab injuries. The man, believed to be 20 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers believe they know his identity and are providing support to his family.
Formal identification will be arranged in due course. A post-mortem examination will commence on Saturday, 13 November.
An 82-year-old woman was taken to hospital suffering stab injuries. Her condition is serious, but has been assessed as not life-threatening.
An urgent investigation was launched, which is now led by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime.
A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder on the morning of Saturday, 13 November. He has been taken into custody at a London police station.
While enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances, there is nothing to suggest that the incident is linked to terrorism and at present nobody else is sought as a suspect for the stabbings.
Enquires are also ongoing to establish whether any of those involved were known to each other.
DCI Brian Howie, Specialist Crime, said: “A number of cordons remain in place in and around Albany Parade, Albany Road and the surrounding area. Any local people who have information or concerns should speak with officers working at these location.
“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or had any interaction with the suspect near the scene but has yet to speak with police. Also, anyone who may have footage, whether from doorbells, dashcams or mobile devices, is also urged to check that material and make contact with police should there by anything relevant to our investigation.”