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Girl and mother injured in stabbing

A 12-year-old and her mother are fighting for life after suffering knife wounds in a "domestic incident", police sources said.

The pair were rushed to hospital in a critical condition after they were both discovered with stab wounds in Southall, west London.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, the Scotland Yard source added.

The mother is aged between 30 and 40, officers said. They were found on Lady Margaret Road.

A Met police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 1430 today following reports of two females suffering from stabbing injuries.

"Officers discovered a woman believed to be aged 30 to 40 years and a girl with knife injuries."

London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance were called.

The spokesman added: "They have both been taken to a north London hospital where they are both described as being in a critical condition."

The mother and her daughter were injured in a park across the road from the family home, neighbours said.

Two police tents were erected on a patch of grass behind the street as forensic officers continued to check the area. The alarm was raised after a Polish dog walker found the pair, one neighbour added.

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