The Harrow community has been left in shock following a tragic triple-stabbing incident that occurred on Wednesday evening.
The incident, which took place on Wellesley Road near Harrow Town Centre, has raised concerns about the safety of the area and has ignited conversations about the escalating issue of knife crime.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said they were called to the scene at 19:13hrs on August 9, in response to reports of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, officers found two men with stab wounds. Tragically, one of the men succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased is yet to be confirmed. A third stabbing victim was also found nearby, his injuries were deemed to be non-life threatening.
The incident has sparked a wave of reactions from Harrow residents, reflecting their concerns about the safety of their community and rising knife-related violence.
Andrew Hufford, posted on Facebook, saying, “What has this borough come to? Back in my day, you could ride your bike safely around. Now it looks like you have to have some form of stab vest to prevent getting hurt. Something needs to be done as this cannot encourage young people to walk anywhere and keep fit.”
Karen Hodd, another resident, thanked the community during the incident, stating, “Horrible thing to happen in our road. Thank you to our neighbours who helped those waiting at the end of the road for 5 hours to get home!”
The incident has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the witnesses and residents, with Angela Brien sharing her sadness about the changing dynamics of the community. “I feel so sad that our community has become like this,” she said. “These children or young adults are now carrying knives and are very quick to use them on one another, without even thinking.”
Mike Curtis, commented, “That’s what happens when police are removed from streets. I have lived here 40 years, the last 10 it’s turned into rubbish. The police have lost all powers.
“Get stop and search at the bus station in Wealdstone and get the police on the streets. Give long sentences to knife crime.”
One resident who lived near the crime scene gave a harrowing account of the incident describing the chaos that ensued. “There were people trapped at each end of the road unable to get into their houses.
“I did see the boy who died – absolutely horrendous. All residents were confined to our homes by police.”
As the community grapples with the shock of this event, there is a growing sentiment that urgent action is needed to address the issue of knife crime and safety in Harrow.
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