Victoria stabbings: Two men knifed outside major London commuter hub

Hatty Collier

Emergency services have descended on an area outside one of London’s busiest rail stations after two men were stabbed.

Police and paramedics swarmed the streets outside Victoria station on Tuesday ahead of the afternoon rush hour.

Scotland Yard said police were called to reports of a stabbing in Wilton Road at 4.20pm.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two men with stab injuries.

Both men were taken to a central London hospital, police said.

Police vehicles parked outside Victoria station following a stabbing (@bigdaddytoes)

Photos showed a swarm of emergency services in the area and bloodied clothing strewn across the floor at the scene.

Wilton Road was cordoned off at the junction with Victoria station as officers carried out their investigations.

Bloody clothing at the scene outside Victoria Station in central London (PA)

An alleyway in between a shoe repair shop and a restaurant was also sealed off by police.

A 43-year-old man, who asked not to be named, told the Standard: "I came out of the station and things were calm inside but there were some youths being held by Met police outside and an increasing number of police cars were arriving.

Emergency services outside Victoria Station in central London, where two men were stabbed and taken to hospital (PA)

"A medical team was attending to a man sitting down on a stretcher but he was conscious and speaking to an officer.

"One block away on Wilton street there were more police cars.

Police inspect an alleyway in Wilton Road following a stabbing (@bigdaddytoes)

"Police at that other scene had cordoned off an alley and seemed to be searching for evidence or someone.

"It seems like there may have been a chase going on because the crime scene was split in these two locations. The cordoned off alley was close to the Sainsbury's on Wilton Road."

Simon Moores tweeted: "Good grief major police incident at Victoria station now."

Police said the men's injuries were not thought to life-threatening or life-changing.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing near Victoria station (@bigdaddytoes)

A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called at around 16:20hrs on Tuesday, 7 March to reports of a stabbing in Wilton Road, SW1.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found two males with stab injuries.

"They have been taken to a central London hospital. We await an update on their condition.

"There have been no arrests and enquiries continue."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or @MetCC.