Bishopsgate ‘stabbing’: ‘Four people knifed’ in heart of City of London
‘Four people stabbed’ in the heart of the City of London: Paramedics treat victims at scene after major incident near Liverpool Street Station
- City of London Police says it is aware of an ‘incident’ on Bishopsgate today
- Eyewitness reports say multiple people have been injured and were ‘on the floor’
- Reports online from people at the scene claim that four people ‘were stabbed’
A mass emergency response has been seen near Liverpool Street Station in central London today as multiple ambulances and police cars rushed to a scene on Bishopsgate in a suspected stabbing which has seen four people injured.
Footage on social media appears to show four ambulance vehicles and four police cars in attendance at the scene.
The City of London police said: ‘We are aware of an incident this morning on Bishopsgate.
Reports on social media suggest that four people have been stabbed on Bishopsgate in central London
Pictures from the scene show police and paramedics at work as a large area is cordoned off
Images online showed a large police and ambulance response to the incident
‘Our officers are at the scene and London Ambulance are in attendance. A cordon is currently in place.’
The exact nature of the incident remains unclear but reports on social media suggest multiple people have been stabbed.
Andrea Silva told The Metro: ‘I did not see it happen. I saw from a bus.
‘There was a fair amount of blood visible but the casualties were behind a white screen.
‘Lots of paramedics over someone on the floor.
‘That is all I saw.’
A second eyewitness told the Evening Standard that casualties were ‘hidden behind a white screen.’
Another tweeted: ‘Just saw about four badly injured people on the side in the road by Bishopsgate going by on the bus.’
This story is being updated.