THIS is the incredible moment when members of the public stopped a knife-wielding thug from escaping after a horror stabbing.

Heroic bystanders tackled the man after he stabbed a women in her 30s outside an M&S in Paddington, West London yesterday morning.

Their bravery allowed cops to swoop in and snare the alleged attacker.

The clip, posted to TikTok, shows people hurling chairs at someone, who is blocked from view by a black van.

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Written across the shot is a caption reading: "How the public stopped the attacker from escaping."

The owner of a shop across the road from the scene, said members of the public chased and beat the suspected attacker and held him before police arrived.

Omar Awada, 47, said: "The local guys managed to catch him and they beat him until the police came."

Witnesses also claim the man was also hit by chairs outside a Pret A Manger store before being detained, which can be seen on the footage.

The victim was rushed to hospital to be treated and is believed to have known the man, according to police.

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The Met Police said: "Police received multiple calls this morning to Edgware Road W2 following reports of a stabbing in a coffee shop.

"Officers responded with London Ambulance Service.

"A female, aged in her 30s, was treated for stab injuries. She has been conveyed to hospital; we await an assessment of her condition.

"A man was detained by members of the public who intervened. He has been taken to hospital. He has been arrested on suspicion of GBH."

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Armed police were dispatched but no tasers or weapons were fired.

Police enquiries are ongoing.


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