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Murder probe launched in Shepard’s Bush

A murder investigation has been launched in Shepherd’s Bush after a teenager was fatally stabbed.

Police were called to Uxbridge Road, W12 at 9.20pm on Wednesday, 26 June following reports of a stabbing.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended and found the male, believed to be aged 18 suffering from a stab injury.

Despite the efforts of attending paramedics the teenager died at the scene a short while later.

Police are in the process of informing his next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits,

A large crime scene remains in place.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command will be leading this investigation in close partnership with police in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Detective Inspector Luke Wyllie from Hammersmith and Fulham 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.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed what took place or anyone with information about those responsible to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 8782/26 June.