Teen found with stab wounds at uni­ver­sity cam­pus

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - SAM TRUELOVE

A TEENAGER was stabbed in the early hours of the morn­ing at the Brunel Uni­ver­sity cam­pus in Uxbridge.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to the uni­ver­sity site, in Kingston Lane, just be­fore 4am on Wed­nes­day May 30 to re­ports of a stab­bing.

Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police of­fi­cers and paramedics from the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (LAS) at­tended and found a 19-year-old man with stab wounds to his ch­est near to the cof­fee shop and lec­ture cen­tre within the grounds of the uni­ver­sity.

The vic­tim was rushed to a cen­tral Lon­don hospi­tal and his con­di­tion is not be­lieved to be life-chang­ing or life-threat­en­ing, a spokesman for Met Police said.

“His next of kin have been in­formed [and] a foren­sic scene is in place,” the spokesman for the force added at the time of the in­ci­dent.

Ac­cess to the uni­ver­sity was re­stricted for most of the day while police car­ried on with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

In a state­ment posted on so­cial me­dia, Brunel has of­fered sup­port to the vic­tim and any stu­dents af­fected by the stab­bing and has also stated in­ci­dents like this are “very rare”.

The state­ment says: “Early this morn­ing our se­cu­rity team was alerted to re­ports of an in­ci­dent out­side the lec­ture cen­tre, in which a man suf­fered knife wounds.

“The man, who is not be­lieved to be a Brunel stu­dent, was taken to hospi­tal. His in­juries are not thought to be life-threat­en­ing.

“In­ci­dents like these are very rare and our se­cu­rity of­fi­cers, who pa­trol cam­pus 24 hours a day, acted to re­solve the is­sue.

“They are con­tin­u­ing to help police with their in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“If any stu­dents or staff are af­fected, the meet­ing house is open, and our stu­dent wel­fare and sup­port team are avail­able at stu­dentssup­port@brunel. ac.uk, on 01895 267045 or via drop-in at the stu­dent cen­tre.”

Fol­low­ing the stab­bing, some res­i­dents took to so­cial me­dia to say they were “shocked and wor­ried” that some­one has been stabbed at a Lon­don uni­ver­sity.

User @Cay­la_Flower said: “Woke up to news of a stab­bing on my uni­ver­sity cam­pus, Brunel uni. I’m shocked and wor­ried. Uni­ver­si­ties, like ev­ery­where, should be a place to learn and be safe.”

Any­one who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or any­one with any in­for­ma­tion which is likely to as­sist police with their en­quiries is asked to call police on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence CAD 780/30May.

Al­ter­na­tively, to give in­for­ma­tion anony­mously contact Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 or on­line at crimestop­pers-uk.org.

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