Eyewitnesses to the horrific triple stabbing in Wealdstone last night (November 30) have said that ‘even grown men’ were running away from the chaos.
Shortly after 7pm, police were called to Wealdstone High Street where they found three people – one 21-year-old man and two boys aged 14 and 16 with knife injuries.
All three were taken to hospital and the 21-year-old is said to be fighting for his life.
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Two boys, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested, and remain in police custody.
In the wake of the dreadful attack, many Londoners who live and work in the area have been trying to make sense of how such a thing can happen.
James works as a builder close to the crime scene.
He told MyLondon the stabbing made him scared for his own kids.
He said: “We are working close to where it all happened. We didn’t hear much but came this morning and police just told us there had been an incident and some areas we can’t go in until further notice.
“I heard it was kids, like teenagers. It makes me feel scared for my own kids. They live in London as well just round the corner, every day a new stabbing.
“Police don’t know what to do. Kids don’t know what to do and parents don’t. You can’t just keep your kids locked up inside all day but obviously every parent worries when this is all we see every day.”
Meanwhile, Carole, 42, who works in a supermarket nearby the crime scene told MyLondon the atmosphere after the stabbing resembled that of a ‘terrorist attack’.
She said: “I thought it was a terrorist attack. Honestly. Never seen so many police in my whole life and there was just confusion. People running around the high street.
“I saw kids running like teenagers just shouting slang and stuff.
“Then even grown men were running.
“We were scared that someone was going to attack us.
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“Teenagers and a 21-year-old in hospital. How young. It’s stupid but you can see even from 14 years old people are having a knife and 21-year-olds. It seems all young people are now.”
A crime scene remains in place around Wealdstone High Street and an investigation is underway.
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