A man has been arrested following a triple stabbing in the city centre London which saw members of the public trying to prevent a telephone robbery.
The 25-year-old was detained in Islington, north London, this morning following the incident in Bishopsgate last Thursday.
Witnesses said they saw a group of two or three masked knifemen attack a pedestrian just before 8 p.m.
Members of the public, later described as ‘heroes’ by a passer-by, tried to stop the attackers.
The victims required hospital treatment but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Police say the man arrested is suspected of conspiracy to commit robbery, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.
Temporary Detective Inspector Colin Bishop, from the City of London Police’s major crime team, said the man was arrested by detectives investigating ‘a number of serious offenses linked to the attempted robbery and knife attack’.
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The force has previously said the incident was not being treated as terror-related.
Charlotte Wright, 26, an administrator from Colchester, who works near the site, said: ‘I feel a bit scared and scared to come out to get my lunch, but also quite safe and secure.
‘I know London is a very busy city and I know if something were to happen, unfortunately like the guys who stepped in during this incident, there are heroes willing to do it.’
Detectives are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to report it via Public portal for major events or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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