Horror attack near Wetherspoons sparks police lockdown outside popular pub

A 21-year-old man has been rushed to hospital after a horror daylight stabbing outside a Wetherspoons in West London today. 

A man was arrested after emergency services rushed to the scene outside the Good Yarn Pub in High Street, Uxbridge, shortly after 3pm this afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told MyLondon: “Police were called at around 3.15pm on Tuesday, August 1 to reports of a man stabbed on Uxbridge High Street. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. A 21-year-old man was taken to a Central London hospital for treatment.

“We await an update on his condition. A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He has been taken to a West London police station. A crime scene is in place. Enquiries continue.”

A representative for Wetherspoons commented: “There has been an incident outside of the pub this afternoon, the incident is not related to the pub in any way. Currently we are still trading but the area in front of the pub and side alley is closed off.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We were called at 2.51pm today (August 1) to reports of an incident on High Street, Uxbridge. We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and a clinical team manager.

“Our first medics arrived in less than five minutes. We treated a man at the scene before taking him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD number 4545 of August 1. Several bus services have been affected as a result of the incident in Uxbridge this evening.

The road closure is also causing traffic to build up in the area. Bus services affected include the 101/102 and the 104, which will not be serving Uxbirdge High Street bus stop opposite McDonald’s currently. Other bus routes affected include the 222, 331, 427, U1, U3, U4, U5, U7, U9, U10.

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