Police believe they have found a man wanted in connection with two murders in Westminster, London.
The man is thought to be Lee Peacock, aged 49.
He is a key figure in the hunt for the murders of Sharon Pickles, 45, and Clinton Ashmore, 59.
Peacock was found on a canal barge in Ealing, west London.
He had serious injuries believed to be self-inflicted.
He is in hospital with “life threatening injuries”.
Ms Pickles was found dead at an address in Ashbridge Avenue, Westminster.
Hours later police found the body at a property in nearby Jerome Crescent.
Both victims – known to Peacock – had been stabbed in the neck.
Clinton Ashmore. Sharon Pickles
A Scotland Yard statement said:
“Shortly before 17.55pm on Wednesday, officers visited a canal barge in the vicinity of Ferrymead Avenue, Ealing as part of an ongoing investigation.
“Inside they found a man who officers are confident is 49-year-old Lee Peacock.
“He has previously been named as a person they were keen to locate in connection with an investigation into the murder of two people in Westminster on Thursday, August 19.
“The man has sustained serious injuries, which at this stage it is believed were self-inflicted.
“The man has been transported to hospital where his condition is believed to be life threatening.”