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West End stabbing: Two men in hospital after fight

  • 24 November 2012
  • From the section London
Aftermath of Regent Street stabbing incident near McDonald's restaurant
Image caption The men were found with stab wounds outside a McDonald's restaurant

Two men were found with stab wounds near a fast food restaurant in London's West End after a fight involving about 20 males, police have said.

Emergency services were called at 03:20 GMT to reports of two men with stab wounds outside a McDonald's restaurant in Regent Street.

It is thought the men, aged 27 and 31, were stabbed on nearby Kingly Street.

The two men were taken to a central London hospital. The older man remains in hospital receiving treatment.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The 27-year-old has been discharged.

'Open mind'

A man has been arrested and is being questioned by officers.

Forensics officers have been scouring the scene, which is in one of the capital's busiest shopping districts.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At this early stage it is thought that both men were involved in a fight in Kingly Street involving approximately 20 males.

"During the fight it is believed the men sustained their injuries before making their way on to Regent Street.

"An open mind is being kept as regards a motive and police are working hard searching the crime scene, gathering forensic evidence, reviewing CCTV and tracing witnesses."

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