Woman stabbed to death and man fatally hit by car in west London

A woman has been stabbed to death and a man has died after being hit by a car in west London.

The Metropolitan police said it had launched an urgent investigation after the incident in Chippenham Road, Maida Vale, at about 9am on Monday.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing. When they got to the scene they also found a man who had been hit by a car.

Ambulance crews were called as well as London fire brigade, who freed the man as he was trapped under the vehicle, but the man and the woman were declared dead at the scene.

Police are working to inform their families and said postmortem examinations would be arranged.

A spokesperson for London ambulance service said: “We were called at 9.02am to reports of an incident on Chippenham Road, W9. We sent a number of resources to the scene, including two ambulance crews, two clinical team leaders, an advanced paramedic, two tactical response units, a medic in a car, an incident response officer, and members of our hazardous area response team.

“We also dispatched by road London’s air ambulance. Despite our medics’ efforts, two people died at the scene.”

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