A witness has spoken of his fears about crime after he stumbled onto the scene of a stabbing in his road.
John Lucas, of North Hyde Road, Hayes, says he saw the man slumped up against a nearby wall when he left his front gate at about 4.30pm on Saturday. The injured man was soon taken away by air ambulance.
Police have confirmed the 25-year-old victim is Guled Abdillahi and have said his injuries are not considered life threatening.
Mr Lucas said: "I've never seen so many police in my whole life. They cordoned off the whole area and a helicopter was hovering over my house. At 10pm the road was still closed off. The forensic team were out collecting evidence.
"But I have to say it's the sort of thing we expect around here, I've lived here for 30 years and in that time I've never been on holiday and I've kept a dog because I don't feel it's a safe
Ismail Mohammed Ismail, 21, of Brentford, Hounslow, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm without intent and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Monday.
He has been remanded in custody until tomorrow (Thursday) when he will appear via video link in the same court.
* Anyone who has information should contact Hillingdon CID on 020 8246 1447 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.