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UK VOICE: Bloodbath in Woolwich, London

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Two people have been shot by armed police after 'chopping a man's head off with machete', it has been claimed.

Officers arrived at the scene in John Wilson Street in Woolwich, south London, after a man, believed to be a soldier wearing a 'Help for Heroes' t-shirt, was attacked by two men, according to the Mail Online.

An eye-witness told the BBC that the two suspects, the occupants of a blue vauxhall, "ran the car into [the victim] and knocked him down. They then got out the car and started slashing him". He claimed that after the police arrived, the suspects "went after the police with the machete and a gun. They didn't care".

The two men were shot by armed officers, one seriously, after police arrived on the scene 20 minutes later. Images from the crime scene show two men on the ground surrounded by police officers. This afternoon police would only confirm that they had been called to a " serious incident".

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