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One man arrested after man in his thirties stabbed in Leicester Square

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A man has been stabbed in front of tourists and shoppers in central London this afternoon.

Police raced to Leicester Square Casino just before 5pm to reports of a man being stabbed.

The victim, believed to be in his thirties, was reportedly airlifted to hospital after being treated by paramedics.

went to watch incredibles 2 at leicester square, come out and the place has gone mental, dont get this at odeon silverlink pic.twitter.com/9TrKLuf6hZ

— ben (@benninety3) July 16, 2018

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His condition is unknown.

A man was arrested at the scene following the atack and he remains in custody.

The weapon has been recovered and a crime scene remains in place.

One man arrested after man beleived to be in his thirties stabbed in Leicester Square Casino. Weapon has also been recovered. This incident is not terror related. Crime scene remains in place. No other reported injuries. Full condition of injured man awaits hospital assessment.

— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) July 16, 2018

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: One man arrested after man believed to be in his thirties stabbed in Leicester Square Casino.

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Weapon has also been recovered. This incident is not terror related. Crime scene remains in place.

No other reported injuries. Full condition of injured man awaits hospital assessment.

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