Kingston murder: One young woman killed and another in hospital after double attack in south west London

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after two young women were attacked at a house in Kingston – leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

On Wednesday evening, police were called to a hospital in south west London after a woman in her 20s was admitted with stab injuries.

Officers were told there may be another victim, and they rushed to an address on leafy residential street Coombe Lane West.

When police arrived they discovered the body of a 19-year-old woman.

Earlier in the evening, at around 5pm, police had been called by someone raising concerns about two women in the area, but an extensive search found no trace of them.

It was not until more than two hours later that they received the tip-off from the hospital and discovered the two victims.

Two men, aged 33 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 29-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Officers leading the investigation said they believe the victims knew the suspects.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price said: “We are doing everything we can to fully understand the circumstances of this despicable attack on two young women. 

“The death of the 19-year-old woman is being treated as murder and the attack on the 21-year-old is being treated as attempted murder. We are appealing for anyone with information to contact us.

“At this early stage it is believed the two victims were taken to an address before being attacked. We also understand that the victims were known to their attackers. Enquiries continue to establish the motive for this incident.”

The woman in her 20s remains in a serious condition in hospital. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4066 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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