Four people have been arrested following an attempted murder in central London
04 October 2012
Officers from the MPS have this evening arrested three men and one woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with the investigation into the attempted murder of an Indian man in central London on 30 September.
One man [A] age 33 and the woman [B] age 40 were arrested at a residential address in Wolverhampton at approx 17:00hrs.
A further man, [C] 34ys, was arrested at approx 17:30hrs after being stopped in a car on a street in West Bromwich. A 25-year-old man [D] was arrested in the same circumstances at 19.00hrs.
All four are being taken to a central London police station where they will be interviewed by detectives.
Inquiries are ongoing and police continue to appeal for information into the incident.
Police were called at approx 22:40hrs to reports of a man assaulted in Old Quebec Street, W1 near the junction with Oxford Street.
The victim, an Indian national who is visiting London, was with his wife when they were approached by four men.
He was assaulted with what is believed to be a knife or sharp implement and suffered a wound on his neck. His wife was not injured in the attack.
The four men are described as being of Asian appearance, and were wearing dark clothing and long black jackets. They all had long beards. One of the men is described as younger and slimmer than the other three. They all fled in the direction of Oxford Street.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and discovered a man, aged 78, suffering from an injury believed caused by a knife or sharp implement.
He was taken to hospital where he received treatment and was later discharged.
Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have information about the incident.
In particular they want to speak to those people who assisted the wife and the victim at the scene following the attack.
Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.