Hayes: Murder probe launched after man knifed to death in west London


Detecives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in a cul-de-sac close to a nursery in west London.

The victim, whose age has not been released, was knifed repeatedly and died at the scene after a large “disturbance” on Reynolds Road, Hayes at 6.50pm on Thursday.

Police are still tring to contact the victim’s next of kin, Scotland Yard said.

Detective Superintendent Figo Forouzan, from the local policing team in west London, said: “This is an incredibly sad incident that will understandably cause concern in the community. I’d like to reassure the public that we will carry out a thorough investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.”

A post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days.

There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “Police were called to reports of a disturbance involving a number of men.

“Police, London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found a male with multiple stab wounds.

The force added: “Despite treatment from medical professionals, the man sadly died at the scene.

“Work is ongoing to trace his next of kin.

“At this early stage no arrests have been made.”

“A crime scene is in place at the location and urgent enquiries are ongoing.”

A London Ambulance spokesman added:We were called at 6.52pm yesterday (18 May) to reports of a stabbing on Reynolds Road, Hayes.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and a clinical team manager. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A Section 60 Order granting police additional stop and search powers has been authorised, surrounding the area until 10.45am on Friday.

Anyone with information that could assist detectives is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6840/18May. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.