‘I just can’t believe this has happened here’: Brentford residents share sadness after double stabbing

Residents have reacted with disbelief to a double stabbing that occurred last night in Brentford .

Their reaction follows the incident which occurred at 7:50pm yesterday when police were called to Albany Parade, Brentford.

A man in his 20s and a woman in her 80s, since named as Betty Walsh, were discovered at the scene suffering from stab wound injuries.

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Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the man passed away at the scene, while Ms Walsh remains in hospital in a serious condition.

A large police cordon remains in place at the scene of the incident.

Speaking to MyLondon, an unnamed local who lives close to a kebab shop that was inspected by forensics this morning said: “To attack anyone is awful full stop, but to attack a woman in her 80s…

“Brentford is such a lovely and up and coming area so I just can’t believe this has happened here.”

Flowers left by the grandson of Betty Walsh at the scene of the double stabbing in Brentford

The police have confirmed this morning that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Detectives investigating the incident arrested the man, in his 30s, and he was taken into custody at a London police station.

At present nobody else is being sought as a suspect for the stabbings and police do not believe that the incident was linked to terrorism.

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