Man dies after double stabbing in Brentford

A man died and another man was injured in a stabbing in a west London street.

Police said the 33-year-old man died after suffering multiple stab wounds to the abdomen in the attack in Brentford shortly before 0100 GMT on Saturday.

A 31-year-old man he was with was stabbed in the back but has since been discharged from hospital.

A Metropolitan Police (Met) spokesman said two men, aged 27 and 32, had been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody.

Police said it was thought the dead man and the 31-year-old had been drinking together in a pub before getting into an altercation at the junction of New Road and Hamilton Road with two men.

The 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene while the 31-year-old was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, for treatment.

Next of kin have been informed but the dead man has not yet been formally identified.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Monday at Fulham mortuary.

The Met said the arrested men were held after they attended separate police stations in west London.

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