Double murder suspect found injured fighting for life after week-long search

Double murder suspect, Lea Peacock, has been found after a week-long search with critical injuries, according to police.

Officers say they are 'confident' they discovered alleged suspect Peacock on a canal barge near Ferrymead Avenue in Ealing, west London on Wednesday.

Reports say he sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital fighting for his life.

London Ambulance Service paramedics, as well as London Air Ambulance crews, were dispatched to the scene and the man was taken to hospital for treatment.

The Metropolitan Police's Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and the Independent Office for Police Conduct have indicated an investigation will be conducted, the police have added.

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Sharon Pickles, 45, and Clinton Ashmore, 59, were found with fatal stab wounds at separate locations last Thursday and early on Friday.

Police are treating the deaths as linked.

Emergency services were called to Ashbridge Street in Westminster shortly after 9.30pm on Thursday, following concerns being raised for the wellbeing of people inside the property.

A 45-year-old woman, later identified as Ms Pickles, was found with a knife wound and sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A few hours later, around 2.15am on Friday morning, police were alerted to reports of a man with a knife injury in Jerome Crescent, approximately half a mile away.

Paramedics later confirmed a 59-year-old man, later identified as Mr Ashmore, had passed away.

On Tuesday, CCTV images of Peacock were issued by the Met Police, who they say they wanted to speak to in connection with the murder investigation.

Peacock was sighted at North Wembley station on the evening of August 19, hours before Ms Pickles and Mr Ashmore were killed.

Force detectives believe the 49-year-old suspect knew both the victims.

They also offered a £20,000 reward to anyone who provides any information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for the killings.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, from the Met's Specialist Crime Command, said on Tuesday his thoughts were with the families of the victims.

"This is a shocking crime and we will not rest until we bring the person or persons responsible to justice," he said.

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