Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating following the deaths of a woman and a man in Maida Vale.
Police were called at 09:01hrs on Monday, 24 January to reports of a stabbing on Chippenham Road, W9. Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene.
A 43-year-old woman was found at the scene with stab injuries. Officers also found a 41-year-old man at the location who had been struck by a vehicle.
Both the man and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
Post-mortem examinations will be arranged in due course.
Enquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances, but at this early stage it is believed the two deceased were known to each other.
A 26-year-old man, the driver of the car, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “This was a terrible incident that occurred in broad daylight on a busy London street. It also appears that a number of members of the public bravely tried to intervene to stop the attack.
“A man has been arrested in relation to the case; we are not aware of any links between this man and the two deceased. I can also confirm that we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection to this incident.
“A team of detectives are working to establish the circumstances of the incident and I would ask the public to avoid speculating on what may have happened while these initial enquiries take place.
“A number of people have already come forward, but we are still asking for anyone to make contact with us. Any information could be vital in helping us understand why this dreadful incident happened.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 1496/24JAN
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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