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Investigation launched in connection with Kilburn assaults

News   •   Apr 09, 2019 17:36 BST

Detectives are appealing for information following two stabbings in Kilburn during the early hours of this morning.

Police were called at 01:19hrs on Tuesday, 9 April to reports of an assault on Kilburn High Road.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found a 63-year-old man suffering a stab wound to the back. He was taken to a central London hospital where his injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening.

A short time later, police were called to reports of a second stabbing at a different location on Kilburn High Road.

Officers and the LAS attended and found a 39-year-old man suffering a stab wound to the abdomen. He was taken to a central London hospital where his condition has been deemed as not life-threatening.

At this early stage in the investigation, detectives are reviewing whether the two incidents are linked.

Detective Sergeant Mark Johnson, from North West Area's CID, said: "At this early stage in the investigation, we are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked and there is a team of officers working around the clock who are carrying out patrols, CCTV footage enquiries and speaking to witnesses.

"I would appeal to any witnesses or any motorists who may have dash cam footage of the incidents who have not yet come forward to contact police urgently. Any information, no matter how small, will greatly assist us in this investigation.

"Officers are currently conducting extra reassurance patrols in the area, and anyone with any concerns can speak to officers on the street, go to a police station or call 101 or Crimestoppers.

"If you are out and about in Kilburn High Street and the surrounding area I would ask you to remain vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and, if you see anything suspicious, call police immediately on 999."

No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

Anyone who has information is asked to call North West area CID on 101 quoting CAD 386/09APR or Tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

+ A section 60 has been authorised for the following areas between 17:00hrs on Tuesday, 9 to 06:00hrs on Wednesday, 10 April: Willesden Green; Brondesbury Park; Harlesden; Stonebridge; Kilburn; Kensal Green; Queens Park.