Earlier this month, a man was accused of stabbing two people in Westminster’s London borough.
Lee Peacock, 49, was charged with the murder of Sharon Pickles, 45, and Clinton Ashmore, 59.
Peacock, who lives in the Hello Road area of western London, was detained before appearing in the Magistrates’ Court in Westminster on Monday.
On August 19, police officers attended a speech at Ashbridge Street near Marylebone Station at around 9:30 pm. This was after concerns about the welfare of the people inside were raised. Pickles were declared dead on the scene.
A few hours later, around 2 am, the London Emergency Services contacted a police officer and attended the address of nearby Jerome Crescent. Ashmore was discovered and he was also declared dead on the scene.
Postmortem examination revealed that both victims had been stabbed in the neck.
The Metropolitan Police Department said the two incidents that occurred within 0.5 miles were treated as related and Peacock knew both victims.
Police said Peacock was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after being bargeed on the Grand Union Canal in western London after being publicly identified as a suspect.
Paramedics and a London aviation ambulance were called to the scene near Ferrymead Avenue before Peacock was taken to the hospital for a “life-threatening injury,” Power added.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art said the case was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Bureau, which “indicated that the Independent Police Complaints Commission would conduct an independent investigation.”
Peacock was discharged from the hospital and detained before a court hearing.