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Murder investigation launched in Uxbridge

News   •   Nov 07, 2019 19:27 GMT

A murder investigation has been launched in Hillingdon after a teenager was fatally stabbed. 

Police were called at 16:38hrs on Thursday, 7 November to reports of a stabbing at Civic Centre, Uxbridge.

Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended. A teenager, aged 18, was found at the scene with a critical stab injury. 

He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a west London hospital where he sadly died at 17:25hrs.

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

Formal identification awaits. His next of kin has been informed. 

A second male, aged in his teens, suffered a stab wound. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A 17-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to north-west London police station for questioning. 

Enquiries continue.

The Specialist Crime Command have been informed and Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh will be leading the investigation. He said: “This is a tragic loss of life. 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 in currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

“We need to hear from those in and around the area. Do the right thing and call police with what you heard and saw. Equally if you captured footage of the incident on your mobile phone at any point of the incident, please contact my team who are ready to take your call.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call police on 020 8785 8099, Tweet @Met CC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Any young people with information about violence or knife crime, can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive

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