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Two people rushed to hospital after Orpington High Street double stabbing

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Two people were rushed to hospital with stab wounds after being attacked in Orpington.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the scene shortly before 2am yesterday (August 7) after receiving reports of an injured woman on the High Street.

Police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene where a 23-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man were found to have been stabbed.

Read more: Man in his 20s in 'serious condition' after being stabbed in Maidstone

The emergency services gave first-aid to the two victims who were then taken to the hospital.

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The woman’s injures are not believed to be life-threatening but the man's condition has not yet been confirmed.

A crime scene remains in place on Orpington High Street.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, robbery, and possession of an offensive weapon.

He remains in police custody.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: "Police were called at 01:48hrs on Saturday, 7 August to reports of an injured woman in High Street, Orpington.

"Officers attended and found a 23-year-old woman suffering from stab wounds. At the scene officers found a 56-year-old man had also been stabbed. They immediately provided first aid.

"The London Ambulance Service attended and the man and woman were taken to hospital. The woman’s injures are not believed to life threatening and we await an update on the man’s condition.

"A crime scene is in place.

"An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in police custody."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, providing the reference 679/07AUG.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

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