Ealing Hospital locked down after gang fight

EALING Hospital has reopened today after the aftermath of a gang fight threatening to spill over into the A and E department.

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in Willow Tree Lane yesterday afternoon and rushed to Ealing Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two hours later, a 28-year-old man arrived at the hospital with stab wounds, thought to have been inflicted in the car park in revenge for the murder.

Ealing Hospital A and E department was cordoned off for more than six hours after the second stabbing as the man was treated and police tried to calm the situation down.

It is thought the violence started when a small group of men began fighting in Willow Tree Lane at around 1pm, leading to the fatal stabbing.

Dozens of the dead man's friends and relatives had gathered at the hospital but the exact circumstances of the second stabbing have not yet been identified.

The second man has now been arrested in connection with the murder in Willow Tree Lane.

Four other people, two men aged 29 and 30, and two women aged 24 and 26, have been arrested in connection with the brawl in Willow Tree Lane.

DI Dan Brown, who is leading the investigation, appealed for information about the murder.

He said: "This incident took place on a busy street in the afternoon and we know that there were lots of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed the fight.

“I would ask them to come forward and speak to police as they may have information vital to the inquiry.”

Anyone with information can contact DI Brown on 0208 358 0300, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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