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Metropolitan Police Investigate Serious Assault Involving Machete on North Hyde Lane in Southall

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Metropolitan Police launched an investigation following a serious assault that occurred on North Hyde Lane, near the junction with Holly Farm Road. The incident, which involved an attack with a machete, has resulted in a significant police response and a large crime scene being established in the area.

According to reports, police were alerted to the incident just after 1:30 AM. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a man who had been seriously assaulted. The extent of the victim’s injuries is currently unknown, but they are believed to be severe.

Nighttime crime scene with police tape and evidence bags.

The area surrounding North Hyde Lane has been closed off in both directions as police carry out thorough investigations. A significant law enforcement presence remains on the scene, and forensic teams have been deployed to gather evidence.

Early reports indicate that the attack was carried out with a machete, a detail that adds to the severity of the incident. Police conducted immediate area searches in an attempt to locate the individual responsible for the assault. However, it remains unclear if any arrests have been made in connection with the attack.

Crime scene with police tape at night.

The Metropolitan Police have yet to release a detailed statement regarding the incident but have acknowledged the ongoing investigation. They are urging anyone who might have witnessed the assault or who has any information that could assist in the investigation to come forward.

The closure of the road is expected to impact local traffic and residents are advised to seek alternative routes. The police have emphasized the importance of the public’s cooperation during this time to ensure a thorough and swift investigation.

UK police car at nighttime crime scene.

This incident has raised concerns about violent crime in the area, and the use of a machete in the attack has particularly alarmed local residents. The Metropolitan Police are expected to increase patrols in the area to reassure the community as they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this serious assault.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

“We were called at 1.29am today (31 January) to reports of an incident on North Hyde Lane, Southall.

“We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer, a clinical team manager and members of our tactical response unit. We also dispatched a trauma team in a car from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

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