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Two stabbed 'hundreds' involved in West End brawl

Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
01/06
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A scenes of crime officer (SOCO) photographs evidence as investigations continue.
Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
02/06
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A bloodied shirt lies on the ground next to an evidence marker.
Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
03/06
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Broken glass, marked by yellow evidence markers, litter Kingly street where reportedly 'hundreds' of people were brawling and two people were stabbed. A tent has been erected over the location it is believed one of the men were stabbed.
Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
04/06
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Kingly Street cordoned off whilst evidence is gathered. Yellow evidence markers show items of interest to the police and a tent covers the location it is believed one of the men was stabbed.
Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
05/06
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Kingly Street cordoned off whilst evidence is gathered. Yellow evidence markers show items of interest to the police and a tent covers the location it is believed one of the men was stabbed. The scene is out of focus whilst the police line tape is in.
Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
06/06
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A police officer guards the scene where it is believed one of the men was stabbed. Above left to the tent is a sign for Kingly Street.
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  • Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
  • Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
  • Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
  • Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl
  • Two stabbed hundreds involved in West End brawl

Two men were stabbed near Reagent Street, London, during a mass street fight. One police officer at the scene described 'hundreds of people brawling' in Kingly Street where the two men received knife wounds.

Kingly Street was cordoned off to the public whilst scenes of crime officers photographed and recorded evidence along the street. Yellow evidence markers could be seen identifying several broken bottles and items on the litter-strewn street.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said:

"Police called at approx. 03.20hrs on Saturday, 24 November to Regents Street, W1 to reports of two men stabbed.

"Police and London Ambulance Service attended. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment. Neither victims injuries are thought to be life threatening.

"Officers believe the men were stabbed in nearby Kingly Street.

"There have been no arrests and enquiries continue."

Regent Street is today (24/11/2012) closed to traffic as the area is pedestrianised to encourage shoppers in to the West End.

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