London’s Trafalgar Square on lockdown after man is stabbed in tourist hotspot

A man has been stabbed in London's Trafalgar Square, the Met Police said.

Emergency Services were called at 9.11pm on Wednesday evening following reports of a knife attack.

At least five squad cars and two police vans attended, as well as the London Ambulance Service – and large sections of the square was taped off.

The victim, who has not been identified, was found suffering from stab injuries, the Met said, and the force was waiting for an update on his condition.

The incident is not being treated as terrorism, and initial inquiries indicate that the victim and the suspect may be known to each other.

Trafalgar Square is one of London's busiest tourist hot spots, and is the site of the National Portrait Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields church.

Alexander Zakharenko tweeted some footage of the scene with the words: "What's going on on Trafalgar Square…"

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