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'This is England': Man killed and pensioner seriously injured after Brentford stabbings
13 November 2021, 13:20
A man and has been killed and a pensioner left in a critical condition after they were stabbed in a West London street.
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The man, who is thought to have been in his 20s, and the woman, who is in her 80s, were stabbed around 7.50pm on Friday in Albany Parade, Brentford.
The woman remains in a critical condition in hospital, while the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers believe they know his identity and are supporting his family.
The woman was described locally as a "real heartbeat of the community".
A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and he is in custody at a police station in London.
The son of the woman said "This is England" as he arrived at the scene.
He did not speak further to reporters, as he asked police to let him past the cordon to see his family on the other side.
He said her age was 84, not 82, at reported by the Met, and added: "This is England. This is society."
The grandson of the woman walked up to the police cordon and left a bouquet of flowers at the scene on Saturday morning.
The Met has launched an "urgent investigation", the force said.
Officers stressed the incident is not thought to be linked to terrorism and nobody else is being sought as a suspect.
Detectives are working to find out if any of the people involved knew each other.
DCI Brain Howie 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."
Anyone with information can call 101 with reference 6423/12nov or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.