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Richmond stabbing witness says passer-by rushed to give first aid to stab victim

A witness who saw paramedics fight to save the life of a stabbing victim in Richmond has described the moment a passer-by rushed to save the victim.

Officers and paramedics were called to Kings Road earlier on Monday (May 17) after a man, 39, was found suffering from serious knife wounds.

They say he is now fighting for life in hospital. No arrests have yet been made.

A witness, who asked not to be named, told My London they saw the first ambulance crew rush onto the scene to help the bystander – apparently an off-duty medical professional – who had jumped to give first aid to the wounded man.

A forensic tent was set up at the scene in Richmond

They said: “There was a woman, a medical professional, who seemed to have been the first on the scene, with a boyfriend and their dog.

“She was helping the victim until the helicopter medics in orange suits arrived.

The witness backed up a police statement given earlier on Monday, which said the victim had likely been stabbed in nearby Peldon Passage.

They said: “The man was stabbed in the alley way across from Worple Way. There was blood all over the street as he must have stumbled across the road and the collapsed.”

Pictures from the scene show paramedics fighting to save the victim’s life while police speak to witnesses.

After the victim had been taken to hospital – where he remains fighting for life – the witness said police set up a crime scene and forensic investigators were going through rubbish in the nearby alleyway.

In a statement, the Met said: “Police were called at 15:56hrs on Monday, 17 May following a report of a stabbing in the vicinity Kings Road, Richmond.

“Officers attended and found a 39-year-old male who had been stabbed and was being treated by London Ambulance Service paramedics.

“He was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about happened has been asked to call 101 providing the reference CAD4524/17MAY.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.


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