Two dead in Maida Vale: Woman stabbed and man 'struck by vehicle'

A man and woman died in Chippenham Road, Maida Vale this morning (January 24)

A man and woman died in Chippenham Road, Maida Vale this morning (January 24) - Credit: Google Maps

A woman has been stabbed to death and a man 'struck by a vehicle' in Maida Vale, closing roads in the area.

The Metropolitan Police was called at 9.01am this morning - January 24 - to reports of a stabbing in Chippenham Road.

Police said a woman was found with stab injuries, and a man had been struck by a vehicle.

Both the man and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are working to inform their families, the Met said, and post-mortem examinations "will be arranged in due course".

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade also attended.

Police said there have been no arrests at this stage.

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Roads near Chippenham Road are closed and enquiries are under way to establish the circumstances.

Det Ch Insp Neil Smithson called the deaths an "incredibly serious incident".

He said: “Our officers are on scene and are working to establish exactly what has happened.

"As soon as we have more information will keep the public updated but for now we must avoid speculation and allow investigators to do their work.

“What I can say at this time is that the incident is contained and we do not believe there to be any wider threat to the community.

“We have spoken to a number of people already but anyone else who witnessed the incident, or who has information that could help us, is urged to make contact immediately.”

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101, providing reference 1496/24jan.

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