“It’s just getting worse and worse around here.” – shocked residents react to Seven Kings triple stabbing.

On Sunday evening three men aged in their 20s and 30s were stabbed to death in Elmstead Road, Seven Kings.

The Met Police have launched a murder investigation and a police cordon remains in place outside Seven Kings station.

One shocked resident told Your Local Guardian: “It’s becoming a regular occurrence around here recently and something just needs to be done about it soon before it’s too late.

“We need something to change because it’s just getting worse and worse around here. I’m scared of going out late at night as you never know what might happen these days.

“Maybe the answer is more police, maybe it’s more youth centre’s but we need to work it out fast.”

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The Met Police remain on the scene of the triple stabbing. Photo: Lewis Berrill

Another neighbour said: “We need more police on the streets, not these silly policies that don’t really work but good old-fashioned boots on the ground.

“Until there are more police, I just don’t see it getting any better.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, leading the investigation, said: “This investigation remains in its early stages and work continues to establish the exact sequence of events that led to this shocking incident.

“We believe the parties involved were from the Sikh community and known to each other. A fight has taken place which has escalated, resulting in three people being fatally attacked.

“Residents in and around the Seven Kings area will see extra officers on patrol; if you have any concerns, or information that could assist the investigation, please stop and speak to them.”

Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating – anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or to remain anonymous call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 29-year-old man and a 39-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.