A Twickenham resident has defended the safety of the area after a man was taken to hospital earlier today (November 18) in life-threatening condition after a stabbing.

The resident left their home in Queen's Road at around 9.30am and returned half an hour later to find the road cordoned off.

They said: "It is a very safe area of London, and this doesn't change that.

"I will continue to love living here and I hope others continue to do so also."

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At around 10am this morning, police and paramedics were called to the scene where a man in his 40s was found with stab injuries.

The man was taken to hospital where police have said his condition was assessed as life-threatening.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

One of the men was taken into custody and the other was taken to hospital with a back injury.