McDonald’s ‘is evacuated by police’ after a man in his 20s is stabbed outside leaving him fighting for his life in hospital
- Man ‘in his 20s’ stabbed near a fast food restaurant in Colindale, Barnet tonight
- Witnesses reported seeing victim run into eatery after being attacked nearby
- Restaurant and roads cordoned off by police following the incident at 6.40pm
A man in his 20s has been left fighting for his life after he was knifed near a McDonald’s in north London.
Police rushed to the fast food restaurant in Colindale, Barnet at around 6.40pm today following reports of a stabbing.
Around eight police cars attended the scene alongside paramedics and the Air Ambulance.
Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service confirmed the man is in a critical condition and was rushed to ‘a major London trauma centre’ by ambulance.
The McDonald’s restaurant was cordoned off to the public after the incident, with officers asking Londoners to avoid the area due to road and business closures.
Police rushed to the fast food restaurant in Colindale, Barnet at around 6.40pm today following reports of a stabbing. Pictured: Police at the scene
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses tonight claimed the victim had run into the McDonald’s after being stabbed in a housing estate across the road.
Others reported the incident took place in an alleyway near to the restaurant.
‘I was sitting inside and heard all these police sirens. I saw two cops running into the McDonalds with stunned people crowding outside,’ one told the Daily Star.
‘This happened in broad daylight. It’s horrific. I was told the person was stabbed on our estate and then ran across the road and stumbled into the McDonald’s.
‘The whole area is now taped off waiting for forensics. We can’t get in or out.’
Another witness claimed the man had been carried out of the restaurant on a stretcher.
In a statement, Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at approximately 18:40hrs on Monday, 10 August to reports of a man stabbed in Colindeep Lane, NW9.
Around eight police cars attended the scene alongside paramedics and the Air Ambulance
The McDonald’s restaurant was cordoned off to the public after the incident, with officers asking Londoners to avoid the area due to road and business closures
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man, believed aged in his 20s, is being treated at the scene.
‘Road closures, including local business around the junction with Zenith Close remain closed.
‘Enquiries into the circumstances continue. No arrests.’
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson added: ‘We were called today (Monday 10 August) at 6.40pm to reports of a stabbing in Colindeep Lane, NW9.
‘We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance, two medics in response cars, and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s air ambulance.
‘We treated a person at the scene before taking them by road to a major London trauma centre.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7150/10Aug.