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Off-duty police officers knifed in double stabbing on busy street

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Two Met Police officers were stabbed in a busy Central London street in the early hours of Friday, March 17. Emergency services rushed to reports of a man being stabbed on busy Greek Street in Soho at around 3.30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, officers found the victim and another man nearby who had also been stabbed. 

The Metropolitan Police have now confirmed that both victims were off-duty officers.

Both officers were rushed to the hospital where they are now in stable condition. 

Investigations into the circumstances behind the stabbings are ongoing after a man was detained on suspicion of causing serious bodily harm and possessing Class A narcotics.



The Met Police told MyLondon: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 3.30am on Friday, March 17 to reports of a man stabbed in Greek Street, W1. Officers attended the scene.

“A second man was subsequently located – he was also suffering stab injuries.

“Both males were taken to hospital for treatment – the condition of both males is now stable.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 grievous bodily harm GBH and possession of Class A drugs. He was taken to a west London police station where he remains. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”

A month earlier, a 29-year-old man was left fighting for his life after suffering a serious head injury during a brawl on the same street.

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