13 November 2021, 09:59 | Updated: November 13, 2021, 10:09
A man has been killed and a pensioner left in a critical condition after being stabbed in a street in West London.
The man, believed to have been in his 20s, and the woman, who is in her 80s, were stabbed around 7.50pm on Friday in the Albany Parade, Brentford.
The woman remains in critical condition at the hospital while the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officers believe they know his identity and support his family.
The woman was locally described as a “real heartbeat for society”.
A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and he is in custody at a police station in London.
The Met has launched an “urgent investigation,” the force said.
Officers stressed that the incident is not believed to be linked to terrorism and no one else is wanted as a suspect.
Detectives are working to find out if any of the people involved knew each other.
DCI Brain Howie said: “A number of roadblocks remain in place in and around Albany Parade, Albany Road and the surrounding area. Any locals who have information or concerns should speak to officers working at this location.
“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or interacted with the suspect near the scene but who has not yet spoken to police. Also anyone who may have footage, whether it is from doorbells, dashcams or mobile devices, are also urged to check the material and contact the police if there is anything relevant to our investigation. “
Anyone with information can call 101 with reference 6423 / 12nov or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.