16-Year-Old Arrested After Teenager Killed

Second arrest after yesterday's stabbing on Crown Street

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A 16-year-old male was arrested yesterday evening (16 October) on suspicion of murder - he remains in custody at a south London police station.

A 17-year-old male who was arrested near to the scene of the murder shortly after the incident remains in custody at a west London police station. He has also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The investigation was launched after police were called at around 11:50hrs on Friday, 16 October to reports of a male stabbed in Crown Street, Acton, W3.

Crown Street (Picture: Google Street View)

Crown Street (Picture: Google Street View)

The victim, aged 17, was taken by London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Next of kin have been informed.

Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is they await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place at midday today (17 October) at Fulham Mortuary.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, who is leading the investigation, said:

"Crown Street would have been a busy at the time of the stabbing and we are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, that was in or around the area to contact us.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard an argument outside a café on Crown Street."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.


17th October 2015