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Emergency services flooded into Westfield in Shepherd's Bush after a man was stabbed on Friday (August 5).

Police said they were called to the shopping centre at around 2pm.

A man in his 20s was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital, where police said an initial assessment showed his injuries were not life-threatening.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Police say officers retain an open mind as to the motive, but they are confident the incident is not terror-related.

Part of the shopping centre, in the area next to the Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and Mulberry shops, was cordoned off following the stabbing.

But a spokesperson for Westfield said at 6.40pm that the centre was fully open again.

A shop assistant at the scene, who asked not to be named, told getwestlondon: "I'm not surprised. The area has been getting worse and worse."

Anyone with information is asked to call Hammersmith and Fulham police via the non-emergency police number 101 or to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

It’s time to close the blog, so here’s a recap of what we know so far.

Part of the shopping centre is still cordoned off following a stabbing this afternoon.

A man in his 20s remains in hospital, though police say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the investigation, and enquiries are ongoing.

Shop assistant says area has been getting 'worse and worse'

Our reporter Amita Joshi has spoken to a 28-year-old shop assistant, who asked not to be named, outside Westfield.

“I’m not surprised. The area has been getting worse and worse,” the employee told her.

Police keeping 'open mind' as to motive for the attack

The Met also says officers are keeping an open mind as to the motive, but it states the incident is not terror-related.
Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency police number 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Injuries not believed to be life-threatening, say police

Police say an initial assessment at the hospital has shown the man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

VIDEO: Getwestlondon inside Westfield Shopping Centre

Footage from reporter Amita Joshi.

Area near Ted Baker cordoned off

According to reporter Amita Joshi, Westfield Shopping Centre is cordoned off in the area next to where the Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and Mulberry shops are.

There are four police officers currently at the scene, one of whom is re-directing shoppers away from the area.

"Hope everyone is okay"

Getwestlondon to bring video shortly

Stay tuned, as our reporter is currently on the scene and will be sending over updates including video.

Westfield Shopping Centre tell shoppers it's business as usual - but with small area cordoned off

A spokesperson for Westfield Shopping Centre said: “Westfield can confirm there has been an incident and is assisting the police.

“The centre is open with a small area cordoned off.”

London Ambulance Service release statement

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2pm today, 5 August to reports of a stabbing at Westfield, White City.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a single responder in a car and an incident response officer to the scene.

“The first of our medics arrived at the scene in under four minutes.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a hospital in west London.”

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Official police statement

A police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 14:00hrs on Friday, 5 August to reports of a man stabbed at Westfield Shopping Centre.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and discovered a man, aged in his 20s, suffering stab injuries. He has been taken to hospital - condition awaits.


“Two males - no further details - have been arrested in connection with this investigation.


“Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham investigate.


“Enquiries continue.”

"Someone got stabbed"

Woman tweets pictures of area cordoned off

Police await update on man's condition

Police say they are awaiting an update on the condition of the man who was stabbed.

Police have arrested two men

Met police said they have arrested two men following the stabbing.

Police confirm man stabbed in Westfield Shopping Centre

Police have confirmed that they were called to Westfield Shopping Centre at 2pm in Shepherd’s Bush where they found a man, in his 20s, suffering from stab injuries.