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[VICTIM]: 21-year-old Takayo Nembhard
[VICTIM]: 21-year-old Takayo Nembhard

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Police return to scene to appeal for witnesses one week on from murder of Takayo Nembhard

Detectives investigating the murder of a man at Notting Hill Carnival will return to the scene to appeal for witnesses and information one week on from the incident.

At around 20:00hrs on Monday, 29 August, officers became aware of a stabbing in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover.

Officers provided emergency first aid to the victim – 21-year-old Takayo Nembhard – until the arrival of paramedics.

He was taken to a west London hospital where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was sadly pronounced dead.

His next of kin were informed. They continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A murder investigation was launched led by Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

There have been no arrests.

A post-mortem examination held at Westminster Mortuary on 1 September gave cause of death as a stab wound to the right groin femoral artery.

Tonight, officers will be in the area where Takayo was attacked from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs to speak to the public and distribute leaflets as part of the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, said: “I know that there were several hundred people in the immediate area surrounding the murder and while the carnival environment made the management of and access to the scene difficult, it also meant that there were likely to have been a number of witnesses.

“If you saw anything, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please do get in touch.”

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information, including anyone who was filming or photographing in the area at the time and may have captured relevant footage or images on their phone or camera.

A dedicated page has been set up where photos and videos can be uploaded. It is simple to use and can be accessed here.

Information can also be provided by calling the incident room directly on 020 7175 2206 to speak to an officer, by calling 101 or by tweeting @MetCC quoting 7478/29AUG.

Anyone wishing to remain 100 per cent anonymous can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting