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Murder probe launched after fatal Westminster stabbing

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Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Westminster and are appealing for information.

At 6.15pm on Thursday, 28 March, police officers attended Elmton Court, Cunningham Place NW8 following reports of a man having been attacked at the location.

At the scene a man, believed to be aged in his early 20s, was found suffering from stab injuries.

He was treated at the scene by officers and the London Ambulance Service before being taken to hospital where he sadly died.

Officers are in the process of informing next of kin.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue to trace the suspects, who fled the scene.

Commander Simon Rose said: “Enquiries by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are underway to establish the facts of the incident.

“A man has lost his life in violent circumstance and we are working to identify the perpetrators as quickly as possible.

“Officers remain in the vicinity speaking to local people who have been affected by the incident and the emergency services’ response.

“We have been in close contact with the London Central Mosque since the incident happened. We thank them for their patience, cooperation and understanding while officers conducted essential searches of the area in the immediate aftermath of the murder.

“Friday prayers will today be going ahead with little or no disruption. We do not believe the incident is connected to the mosque.

“The incident is not believed to be terror-related. People can expect to see local officers out and about today and I would encourage anyone with worries or concerns to speak to them.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the victim, and indeed the wider community, following this tragic event.”

Detectives are urging any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information about the people responsible to speak to police officers at the scene, call 101 or call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.