- The boy is in a critical condition and the woman’s injuries not life-threatening
- Enquiries underway to trace a man who lived at the address where pair found
- Neighbours told to lock doors as police officers scour the streets for knifeman
A manhunt was underway this morning after a double stabbing in west London left a one-year-old boy fighting for his life and a woman in her 30s hospitalised.
The two victims, who are believed to have known their attacker, were air-lifted to hospital after being found injured on the Oriel housing estate near Feltham.
Dozens of police descended on the scene however no arrests have been made. Officers said they were trying to trace a man known to have lived at the address the victims were found at.
Police remained at the scene into the night investigating the double stabbing
An air ambulance landed close to the scene at a school
Swinfield Close in Feltham, West London, where officers are searching for the knifeman
Neighbours told how police ordered them to go inside and lock their doors as the drama unfolded at around 7:15pm last night.
Officers said they were called to the home after reports of concerns for the well-being of the occupants. The boy was this morning said to be in a critical condition, while the woman’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Officers with dogs (left) scoured the area of west London for evidence that could help find the attacker while the air ambulance raced the victims to hospital (right)
Forensics officers scoured the scene of the double stabbing in west London into the night
The Met said officers are now looking for a man who is known to live at the address and the three are believed to have been known to each other. No arrests have been made.
Police remained at the address overnight as investigators sealed off the crime scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hounslow Police on 101, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.