A TEENAGER was stabbed to death in West London last night – as the capital’s knife crime epidemic rages on.
The 18-year-old was found in a pool of blood on Uxbridge Road in Shepherd’s Bush at 9:20pm last night.
An 18-year-old was found fatally stabbed on Uxbridge Road in West London last night[/caption]
Cops and medics from the London Ambulance and London Air Ambulance battled to save him.
But he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, Scotland Yard said this morning.
Details of the victim have not yet been released as officers continue to inform his next of kin.
A post-mortem and formal identification are due to be carried out – while a large police presence remains at the scene today.
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Cops have issued a Section 60 order for the area until at least this afternoon – allowing officers greater stop-and-search powers.
It’s the latest in a harrowing spate of bloodshed as London’s violent crime crisis continues to spiral out of control.
The total number of homicides in the capital this year has now risen to at least 59.
Earlier this month, London was left reeling after three suspected murders in 24 hours.
It included the deaths of two teenagers – who were killed just 12 minutes apart in separate gun and knife attacks.
A young man’s life has been tragically cut short. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time
Det Insp Luke Wyllie
Commenting on the latest killing, Det Insp Luke Wyllie, of Hammersmith and Fulham police, said: “A young man’s life has been tragically cut short.
“Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time.
“We are doing everything we can to apprehend those involved.
“Extra police and specialist units are working on the ground now to build a clearer picture of what took place and work to protect and reassure those in the local community.
“A Section 60 has been authorised in the Shepherds Bush and Notting Hill areas until the afternoon of Thursday, 27 June.
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“I would urge anyone who witnessed what took place or anyone with information about those responsible to contact police immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 8782/26 June.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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