A teenage boy has died after being stabbed brutally in the chest in west London bringing the capital’s murder toll to 124 this year.
Emergency services were scrambled to Uxbridge High Street at 4.38 pm today where they found the 18-year-old victim had been knifed in the chest.
He was immediately rushed to hospital but pronounced dead at 5.25 pm.
Another teenage boy was found with a knife injury to his ear, but it is not believed to be life-threatening.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to a police station in northwest London for questioning.
A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been fatally attacked. We are doing everything we can to find those involved.
‘One male is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.
The Met Police DCI Noel McHugh who is a Specialist Crime Command, said We need to hear from those in and around the area. Do the right thing and call the police with what you heard and saw.
‘Equally, if you captured footage of the incident on your mobile phone before at any point of the incident, please contact my team who are ready to take your call.’
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended. A teenage boy at the scene had suffered a stab wound to the chest.
‘The injured male was taken by London Ambulance Service to a west London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 17:25hrs.
‘A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. Inquiries are underway to engage the next of kin.
‘A second male, also aged teens, had suffered a knife injury to the ear. His injuries are not fatal.