Detectives investigating the death of man in south Hampstead have arrested two more men on suspicion of murder.
Two men aged 20 and 23 were arrested following an armed stop of a blue, Audi A3 in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 26 July) in Shirland Road, W9. They are both currently in custody at a south London police station,
Shortly after 16.00hrs, two men, both aged 23, were arrested after a vehicle was stopped in Kilburn Road, W10. They have been taken into custody at a north London police station.
Police were called at around 2345hrs on Thursday, 25 July, to Ainsworth House, Boundary Road, NW8, where a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were found with stab injuries.
Both men were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service [LAS] where the 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at 00:37hrs.
Officers have informed his next of kin, who are being supported by specialist officers.
A post-mortem examination and formal identification is due to take place on Saturday, 27 July.
The 22-year-old man was not critically injured. He remains in hospital in a serious, but stable condition.
Detectives are also able to confirm that another incident that police were called to in the W10 area is being linked to the murder investigation.
Police were called by members of the public at 12.01am on Friday, 26 July, to Lancefield Street, W10, where a 20-year-old man was found with a stab wound to the leg.
Officers and LAS attended. The injured male was taken to hospital by LAS where his condition has since been confirmed as non-life threatening.
Enquiries continue to establish the link between the two incidents.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe from the Met’s Specialist Crime team is now leading the investigation.
He said: “My team is working hard to establish the circumstances of this violent incident, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the man who died last night.
“This has already been a fast paced investigation and these efforts will continue throughout the coming hours and days.
“We are keeping an open mind about motive and appeal for information from anyone we have not yet spoken to, whether that is direct into my team or anonymously via Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing in Boundary Road, or the man found injured in Lancefield Street, is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 10016/July25 or the incident room on 0208 358 0200.