A teenager was fatally stabbed following a clash between two groups in a street knife battle, described as ‘utter mayhem.’
The 17-year-old lost his life in the attack near Burket Close, Southall, shortly after midnight today. Scotland Yard stated that, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was declared dead at the scene.
Police mentioned that his next of kin has been notified and that four males have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The Met has not yet disclosed their ages.
A witness recounted to the Standard: ‘Some guys turned up in a car and they started fighting with people on the street.
‘There was screaming and fighting… 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.’