Pictures show police cordons in place after an attack on an elderly lady last night (Thursday April 27).
A 90-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with stab wounds to her neck after being attacked with a hammer at around 8pm at Lilac Place, Yiewsley
Police remain at the scene and have set up a forensics tent within the cordon.
Police officers are standing outside the semi-detached house, next to an alley.
Lilac Place, a circular road with a series of alleyways, has been mostly cordoned off and locals wishing to get in to their houses must provide police with their names and addresses in order to gain access.
What we know so far
Hillingdon CID are investigating the attack and are keeping an open mind regarding any motive for the attack.
This morning police said the victim's condition is "still described as life-threatening".
No arrests have been made yet and police are continuing with their enquiries.
Anyone who has information which may help the police in the investigation is asked to call police in Hillingdon on 101 or tweet @MetCC.
Those wanting to give information anonymously should contact Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111 or visit their website .
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