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Man raced to hospital as cops arrest suspect after stabbing near British Museum

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 36-year-old man was stabbed in the arm right near London's British Museum

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COPS have arrested someone after a man was brutally stabbed in the arm in a random attack in the centre of London.  

The Metropolitan Police tell that the scary ordeal on Tuesday morning is "not being treated as terror-related".  


But they did confirm that they've arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the incident, on suspicion of GBH.  

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A spokesperson said: "Police have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of GBH following an incident at the junction of Great Russell Street and Museum Street around 10am on Tuesday August 8. 

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"A 36-year-old man was treated for a stab wound to the arm at the scene and taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital. 

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"His condition was later assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing. 

"This was an isolated incident and there is no outstanding risk to the public. It is not being treated as terror-related." 


Anyone with information or footage which could assist the police investigation is asked to contact police on 101, quoting CAD 2184/08AUG, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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