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Teenager stabbed to death in a fight in Southall

Wed 15 Nov 2023
A 17-year-old boy lost his life in a fatal stabbing during a clash between two groups on a street in Southall.

The Police responded to reports of a fight in progress on Burket Close around 12:15 am on Wednesday 15 November 2023. Burket Close is actually in the Heston West ward of the London Borough of Hounslow.

A murder investigation has been launched by the police following the teenager's death.


A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police reported that both officers and the London Ambulance Service responded to the incident and discovered a 17-year-old male with injuries.

Despite the diligent efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The next of kin have been notified.

Four men - aged 21, 27, 31 and 71 - have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident.


A crime scene persisted, with detectives meticulously searching for clues and gathering CCTV footage from the vicinity. A crime scene tent was positioned at the location where the boy collapsed.

Detective Superintendent Figo Forouzan, Head of CID in west London, said: "This is an extremely sad incident that will understandably cause concern in the community."

"I would like to reassure the community that we will carry out a thorough investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice."

"Whilst we have made arrests in this investigation, I would like to seek assistance from the public. I continue to appeal to anyone who has any information about how the events unfolded or anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone, dash cameras or doorbell footage to make contact with the police immediately."


Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing Southall said in a tweet: "This tragic death is yet more proof London needs the resources from national government to fund early intervention. The Mayor of London Sadiq has done good work already halving the number of teenage murders since 2014."

Anyone with information that could assist detectives is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 63/15Nov. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing Southall said "Yesterday’s news was a tragedy. A young life lost in our community is such a loss for everyone. No mother, parent or loved one should lose someone in this way."

"We need to work together - Government, Mayor, Met, and the community- to provide the necessary resources to fight these heinous crimes."

"I urge anyone with any knowledge or evidence of yesterday’s events to pass it on to the ongoing police investigation."

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