Man stabbed near Connaught Hall on Tavistock Square

It happened at 3am Wednesday morning


A man was stabbed near Connaught Hall on Tavistock Square in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Soon after the incident, which occurred at 3am, a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds.

One UCL student told The London Tab: “Somebody got roughed up pretty bad last nigh. They managed to get themselves back to Connaught before the ambulance was phoned. The lobby is completely shut for investigation.”

Another eyewitness recalled seeing part of Tavistock Square taped off from the public as well as two policemen on patrol in the area this morning. The UCL student said: "I walked past with some prospective students. Two police men on patrol, red tape up."

Met Police have revealed that three men, also aged in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. However, they have subsequently been released with no further action being taken against them. Enquires into the stabbing are ongoing.

Met Police told The UCL Tab: "Police were called to Connaught Hall on Tavistock square at 03:00hrs on Wednesday, 30 October to a man stabbed.

"Three men, ages in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and were taken into policer custody. The three men were subsequently released and told no further action would be taken against them."

The incident is reflective of an increase in crime in the Bloomsbury area, with violent offences rising by 8.10% from October 2018 to September 2019.

The victims wounds were described as not life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 682/30OCT or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.