Armed police called after pair are knifed
ARMED police were called to Hayes after two men were stabbed in broad daylight on Friday December 30.
A knife and a gun were spotted in a vehicle that fled the scene in Pump Lane.
Police were called at around 1.40pm and officers found two men suffering stab wounds, one in his 40s and another in his 20s. Both men were taken to a west London hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has been taken into custody at a west London police station.
A police community support officer and a bus driver at the scene also said they were threatened by a number of men in a car.
Firearms officers attended the scene and a search of the area is being conducted.
The Metropolitan Police said the incident is not being treated as terrorist-related.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 1.40pm on Friday December 30 to a report of a disturbance at Pump Lane.
“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found two men, one in his 40s and another in his 20s, suffering from stab injuries.
“While officers were on scene they were approached by a bus driver and a police community support officer who stated that they had been threatened by a number of men in a car that had been seen at the location. A knife and a firearm was seen inside the vehicle which then made off.”
Enquiries are under way to determine the circumstances of the incidents, the police said.