UPDATED: Murder investigation under way following stabbing in Southall
A murder investigation is under way following a fatal stabbing in Hounslow.
Police were called to Raleigh Road at 21:07hrs on Wednesday, 24 November to reports of a stabbing following a fight involving a group of people.
Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS).
A male, aged 16, was found with stab wounds.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene a short time later.
His next of kin have been informed; formal identification awaits.
A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
The investigation is being carried out by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime led by Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley. DCI Shirley said:
“A young man has tragically lost his life to knife crime in horrifying circumstances. I would urge anyone who was in the area around Raleigh Road just after 9pm on Wednesday night and saw this incident to get in contact. You may have vital evidence that could help us progress this investigation.
“I would also ask local residents in the area or road users who were around Raleigh Road at the time of this attack to check any footage you may have captured on doorbell, dashcam or CCTV. If you can help please get in touch.”
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, head of policing for Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon said:
“This incident will have understandably shocked the local community and our officers throughout the West Area share that shock.
“A team of specialist detectives are already working at pace to find out who was responsible for this attack and I would urge anyone with information that could assist them to get in contact as soon as possible.
“Local officers will be in and around the area in the coming days and I would ask anyone who has concerns to please speak to them.
“I would also like to thank the residents in and around Raleigh Road who have been impacted by the work of our officers at the scene. I know they will understand the necessity of this work while we secure evidence and progress this investigation.”
There have been no arrests and enquiries remain ongoing.
Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7200/24Nov. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.