Man stabbed near British Museum as police make arrest


A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous body harm following a stabbing near the British Museum, police say.

The Metropolitan Police say a man has been taken to hospital with a “stab wound”.

Officers have described the stabbing as an “isolated incident”.

In a statement posted on social media, the force said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an isolated incident at the junction of Russell Street/Museum Street at approximately 10am.

“A man was taken to hospital with a stab wound. No outstanding risk to the public.”

The junction of Great Russell Street and Museum Street is close to the entrance of the famous museum in central London.

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