A CRIME scene where reports of an assault happened has 'shocked' neighbours and business owners.
Police were called at 9.30am this morning (July 8) to a report of an assault at a property in Hindes Road, and paramedics responded to a 999 call about a stabbing at the address, it has been confirmed that there were murder detectives at the scene, where police have sectioned it off.
One neighbour who asked not to be named said: "I woke up with police and ambulance sirens and then I could see a number of police outside the house. Later they brought one body outside which was completely covered and I saw blood on the sheet which was used to cover it.
"They then brought out another body which seemed to me was a female outside on the road and paramedics were assisting her and I believe she was alive."
A police spokeswoman said a man and a woman were found "suffering injuries" and a London Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the pair, both believed to be in their 30s, were alive at that time.
Police confirmed that both victims were taken to hospital and the woman is in a critical but stable condition. Earlier they also confirmed that Trinity Church in Hindes Road is being used as a base by murder detectives.
Shop manger of the Spar, on the corner of Hindes Road, Jackader Kapoor told the Observer: "It is really shocking, they have been there all morning, I have not been told by police what is going on. A couple of the officers came into the shop to get some drinks and I asked them, but they didn't really say anything to me. Although this morning, I saw all the ambulances and police cars and there was an air ambulance too.
"I saw one person being carried out, they had a white sheet or blanket over them, I don't know what that means, but it seems worrying."
Hairdresser Hansa Pindoriya who works at Lifestyle hair and beauty salon on Headstone Road, said: "I have no idea what is going on, all I know is what I can see, police tape everywhere, the police have told us nothing, but they have been there for a while so it must be bad. I didn't hear any screaming or shouting or hear anything from the incident, I just saw the police and ambulance arrive."