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Wimbledon stabbing investigation making progress as victim discharged from hospital

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Wimbledon stabbing investigation making progress as victim discharged from hospital

A police investigation continues following a stabbing in Wimbledon.

Police were called at 14:49hrs on Friday, 29 March to outside an address in Wimbledon after a man in his 30s was attacked and sustained an injury to his leg. London Ambulance Service paramedics attended with police and the man was treated before being taken to hospital. The man has now been discharged from hospital.

Because the victim is a journalist at a Persian-language media organisation based in the UK, and previous threats had been directed towards this group of journalists, the incident is being investigated by specialist officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. There has been no arrest.

Commander Dominic Murphy, Head of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said: "We continue to assess the circumstances of this incident and our investigation is making progress, but I am not yet able to provide further information about any motive behind the attack.

“While officers continue to follow active leads, I am not in a position to release further information about our enquiries into those responsible. However, I can confirm that I am confident these suspects do not present a risk to communities of London or the UK.

“I appreciate the concern this incident has caused, for local people as well as for those in similar lines of work and from Iranian communities. We are working closely with the victim’s organisation and additional patrols are continuing in the Wimbledon area and at other locations in London. If you have any concerns, please do speak with these officers.

“I am grateful to everyone who has assisted officers with their enquiries or provided witness accounts to police. Dedicated officers and specialists from across the Met are continuing to work at pace with partner organisations to establish exactly what happened and identify those responsible.”

Anyone with information about this incident who has yet to speak with officers is asked to call police on 0800 789 321.




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