In a devastating incident that unfolded in west London, a 17-year-old boy tragically lost his life after being stabbed.
The Metropolitan Police reported that officers and paramedics responded to a call about a fight in Burket Close, Southall, shortly after midnight. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the young boy was pronounced dead at the scene.20
The authorities have informed the boy’s next of kin, and an ongoing investigation has led to the arrest of four men on suspicion of murder. As the investigation progresses, a crime scene has been cordoned off.
A witness described how how the teenager was savagely beaten and stabbed after two groups clashed in the street.
The local, who did not want to be named, intervened at one stage to try and stop the violence telling the group “you are going to kill him.”
He told SurgeZirc UK: “Some guys turned up in a car and they started fighting with people on the street. There was screaming and fighting. Someone shouted ‘they attacked my family’. The fighting was outside a house on Burket Close it was utter mayhem.
“I saw a boy with a wound in his side and he was being savagely beaten by guys with sticks. I told them to stop but they just continued. Then a car sped off as this was happening…they left him for dead.
“I couldn’t establish what the fight was about but it was so violent. The paramedics treated him at the scene and I thought they were going to take him to hospital but he didn’t make it.”