Boy, 15, arrested for suspected attempted murder in west London | UK news

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a stabbing close to a hotel used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers.

The Guardian has received reports that a man, believed to be an asylum seeker who was being accommodated at the hotel, was found bleeding near the building after the incident, which happened late on Saturday evening.

The Home Office is using the hotel, which is in the west London area, to accommodate hundreds of adult male asylum seekers.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police said officers were called at 11.36pm on Saturday 22 October after receiving reports of a stabbing.

In a statement from MPS, officials said: “Officers attended along with paramedics from London ambulance service. A man was found with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital. His condition has been assessed as non life-threatening. On Monday, a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken into custody.”

A Home Office spokesperson said: “The welfare of those in our care is of the utmost priority and we treat any incidents incredibly seriously. It is right that we now give the police the time and space to carry out their investigation.”

Home Office sources said: “We expect high standards from all of our providers, and any asylum seekers who have problems with their accommodation can get in touch with Migrant Help 24/7, every day of the year.”

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