London news: Two people were stabbed in Liverpool Street
Police attended the scene at Broadgate Circle shortly after 10pm on Friday night. The area is usually a busy part of the city on a Friday night. But the attack is not being treated as a terror-related incident.
City of London Police tweeted: “Our officers are currently dealing with an isolated incident at #BroadgateCircle, in which two people have been stabbed.
“Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening and they are being treated by @Ldn_Ambulance.
“Please avoid the area. Updates to follow.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson added an air ambulance and two ambulance crews were sent over.
London news: An air ambulance attended the scene
They said: “We were called at 10.36pm this evening (17 July) to reports of an incident in Broadgate Circle.
“We sent a number of resources including two ambulance crews, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer.
“We also dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance by car, with the first of our crews arriving in six minutes.”
London news: No arrests have yet been made
In a separate attack that is not being linked, two people were arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after a teenager was stabbed in west London.
Ahmed Yasin-Ali, 18 was found fatally injured in Elmfield Way, Maida Vale, at around 12.30am on Wednesday.
On Friday, a 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of murder, the Metropolitan Police said.
Detectives have appealed for anybody who may have heard a disturbance on Elmfield Way or seen a vehicle driving at speed on the nearby Harrow Road around the time of the incident to come forward.
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Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall said: “Ahmed’s family are devastated by the loss of their son and brother and we are working tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding his murder.
“Ahmed was only 18 years old, had his whole life ahead of him and had aspirations to attend university, so this is a particularly tragic and wasted loss of life. ”
His family earlier paid tribute to their “beloved son, brother and friend”.
In a statement released by Scotland Yard, they called Ahmed: “Caring, loving, and by far the most clean-hearted of us all.
London news: The attack is not being treated as terror-related
“He wanted nothing but good for everyone and himself, striving hard in his school work and job to make it to university in order to provide our family with a better life.”
It comes after knife crime rose to its highest level in nine years, according to figures published by The Times yesterday.
Knife attacks rose by 6 percent in England and Wales to 46,200, with more than 1,000 attacks in London.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed nearly 40 percent of killings involved a knife with the number rising from 250 to 256 in the year to March.