Murder investigation launched after teen stabbing in Southall

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A murder investigation has been launched following the stabbing of a teenager in South West London.

Four males have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a crime scene remains in place. They are aged 21, 27, 31 and 71.

Police were called to Burket Close in Southall at approximately 00:15am on 15 November.

They were notified about reports of a fight in progress in the residential close.

When Police officers and the Ambulance Service arrived, they found a 17-year-old male suffering stab injuries.

A police cordon was in place. Credit: ITV News London

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Superintendent Figo Forouzan, Head of CID in west London, said: "This is an extremely sad incident that will understandably cause concern in the community.

"I would like to reassure the community that we will carry out a thorough investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

"Whilst we have made arrests in this investigation, I would like to seek assistance from the public. I continue to appeal to anyone who has any information about how the events unfolded or anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone, dash cameras or doorbell footage to make contact with the police immediately."

The Metropolitan Police are now enquiring into the circumstances.

They ask anyone with information that could assist police to call 101, or provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.