Oct 5 2012 By Carl Gavaghan
TWO people from the borough have been arrested today (Friday) in connection with an attempted murder of an Indian man in Central London on September 30.
At 00.30am officers from the Counter Terrorism Command arrested two people at residential addresses in Hillingdon borough.
A police spokesman said: "A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder."
It brings the number of people arrested to 15.
Enquiries are ongoing and police continue to appeal for information about the incident.
Police were called at 10.40pm on September 30 to reports of a man assaulted in Old Quebec Street, W1 near the junction with Oxford Street.
The victim, an Indian national who is visiting London, was with his wife when they were approached by four men.
He was assaulted with what is believed to be a knife or sharp implement and suffered a wound on his neck. His wife was not injured in the attack.
The four men are described as being of Asian appearance, and were wearing dark clothing and long black jackets. They all had long beards.
One of the men is described as younger and slimmer than the other three.
They all fled in the direction of Oxford Street.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and discovered a man, aged 78, suffering from an injury believed caused by a knife or sharp implement.
He was taken to hospital where he received treatment and was later discharged.
Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.