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UPDATE: Murder investigation launched in Hounslow

News   •   Jul 30, 2020 20:55 BST

[Nathan Mitra]

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information as the victim of a murder in Hounslow is named. 

Police were at called at 02:47hrs on Thursday, 30 July to reports of a stabbing at Clements Court on Green Lane in Hounslow.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene, a man was found suffering from stab wounds. 

Despite the efforts of medics at the scene, he was pronounced dead at 03:45hrs. 

While formal identification is yet to take place, officers believe him to be 32-year-old Nathan Mitra. His next of kin have been informed. 

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. 

A 22-year-old woman [A] was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. She was taken to a central London police station where she remains at this time. 

A murder investigation has been launched led by Detective Chief Inspector Rob Pack, who said: “At this early stage we are retaining an open mind concerning motive, and are keen to hear from anyone who has information or footage of the events leading up to the attack that ended Nathan’s life. 

“There was a party going on at the venue; there were lots of people there and I urge those people to come forward and pass on what they saw – no matter how insignificant it may seem.

“In addition, anyone who was in the area during the early hours of Thursday morning and noticed anything unusual or suspicions should contact my team without delay.”

Local policing commander Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner, said: “This is a senseless act of violence and we have needlessly lost another life at the point of blade. My thoughts and condolences are with Nathan’s family at this desperately sad time. I’d like to thank the officers and members of the London Ambulance Service that were first on the scene and worked tirelessly to try and save his life.

“We understand the impact of violent crime on our communities and residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area as part of reassurance patrols. There will be some disruption to the local area whilst crime scenes are in place as part of our investigation. Please do speak with officers about any concerns you may have, or information that you would like to provide.”

Anyone with information asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 843/30Jul. 

To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

+ Do you know about someone who is carrying a knife/you suspect is dealing drugs/you suspect is exploiting children/involved in crime? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.