Police have released the name and photograph of a man who is on the run suspected of stabbing an 11-month-old baby and a 32-year-old woman.
Rehan Khan, 25, is accused of attempted murder after the boy was left in a critical condition following the attack in Feltham on Monday. The woman’s injuries were not life threatening.
Members of the public have been advised not to approach Khan, who has links with areas including Hounslow, Isleworth, Newham, Slough and Hammersmith and Fulham, but instead to call 999 if he is seen.
Police are trying to work out whether he was staying at the house in Swinfield Close where the attack took place. They say he is known to the victims.
Emergency services were called to the property in Hanworth at around 7.12pm following a report concerning residents’ safety.
As much as I like spotting the helicopters overhead, it can’t be a good thing seeing both @NPASRedhill G-POLF & @LDNairamb G-HMS in attendance over #Hanworth #Feltham #Oriel this evening. Fingers crossed whoever might be on board makes a good recovery. pic.twitter.com/BZJTJerk67
— Tim Stollery (@timstollery) June 4, 2018
At the scene they found the woman and infant suffering knife wounds and the pair were rushed to hospital in west London by the Air Ambulance Service.
MOST POPULAR TODAY ON YAHOO
- Teen Islamic State fanatic, 18, guilty of plotting London attack with Britain’s first all-woman terror cell
- Mother paralysed and left eating through a straw after being bitten by a tick in her garden
- Learner drivers are now allowed on motorways: Everything you need to know
- Watch: Mother panda struggles as adorable cub refuses to have her bath
A witness told Sky News: “I heard a lot of screaming and crying, it was quite distressing to hear.”
According to reports, officers flooded the area and pictures showed police dog handlers at the scene.
Police guarded the entrance of a terrace house in Swinfield Close on Tuesday morning, where blood stains could be seen on a wall inside the front door.
A police tent could just be seen in the back yard and the upstairs windows were still open and a bedroom light was on.
The terrace backs on to a little mound of grass on the Oriel Estate and a part of it was behind a police cordon.
Myrtle Cantwell, 62, who has lived on the estate for 38 years, said: “The air ambulance was hovering and there was lots of police.
“The police came by and banged on the door where it happened. The lady next door came out and ushered them in.
“I could see the police vans and the sirens but I stayed indoors.
“It is not a nice thing to happen is it? You do not expect that sort of thing to happen on your doorstep.”