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.”
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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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