Trafalgar Square stabbing: Police hunt suspect in late-night knife attack

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Police are searching for a suspect following a stabbing in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday night.

Emergency Services were called at 9.11pm last night following reports of a knife attack at the popular tourist site in the capital.

At least five squad cars and two police vans attended, as well as the London Ambulance Service - and large sections of the square was taped off.

Police are hunting for a suspect after a man was stabbed in Trafalgar Square (PA)

The victim, who has not been identified, was found suffering from stab wounds, but the Met said his injuries were not life-threatening.

The incident is not being treated as terrorism, while initial inquiries indicate that the victim and the suspect may be known to each other. No arrests have been made.

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Video footage posted on Twitter shows the square thronged with police cars and officers moving bystanders back following the incident.

Trafalgar Square is one of London's busiest tourist hot spots, and is the site of the National Portrait Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields church.

The victim was found suffering from stab injuries which were not life-threatening (PA)

The Met said: "A crime scene and road closures are in place. Motorists advised to avoid the area.

"No arrests at this early stage; inquiries continue."

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