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Camden Council leader holds talks with top Metropolitan Police officer after Russell Square attack

PUBLISHED: 11:28 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29 04 August 2016

Owen Smith, MP and Labour leadership challenger visits The Camden Collective at their Hampstead Road base on 02.08.16. Pictured with Simon Pitkeathley CEO of Camden Town Unlimited and Sarah Hayward leader of Camden Council.

Owen Smith, MP and Labour leadership challenger visits The Camden Collective at their Hampstead Road base on 02.08.16. Pictured with Simon Pitkeathley CEO of Camden Town Unlimited and Sarah Hayward leader of Camden Council.

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A woman died and five people were injured by a knifeman at around 10.30pm.

Police forensic officers at work in Russell Square, central London, after a knife attack in which a woman in her 60s was killed and five people were injured. A 19-year-old man has been arrested. Police forensic officers at work in Russell Square, central London, after a knife attack in which a woman in her 60s was killed and five people were injured. A 19-year-old man has been arrested.

Police arrested a 19-year-old man.

In a statement this morning, Councillor Sarah Hayward said: “I am deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Russell Square.

“My thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends.

“I’ve spoken to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe this morning who has updated me on the investigation.

Metropolitan Police Commisioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Metropolitan Police Commisioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

“I would like to thank the Police for their response to this difficult situation and acknowledge the hard work they are now engaged in to investigate the incident.

“They have the council’s full support.”

And the council leader continued: “The safety of everyone who lives or works in Camden, as well as those who are visiting, is our priority.

“While tragic incidents such as last night’s are rare, I do urge people to report anything suspicious to the police.

“Please remain calm while we continue to work with the Police, other emergency services and the Mayor of London to reassure our communities.”

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