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Teen dies after stabbing outside university accommodation

Getwestlondon will be bringing you all the latest developments from the police investigation into the death of a man in North Acton on Thursday evening (December 1).

The victim, believed to be in his late teens, suffered stab wounds during a fight in Victoria Road that broke out at around 6.30pm.

He was rushed to a hospital in west London where he sadly died.

The Costume Store halls of residence in Victoria Road

The victim has not been named and his family have not yet been informed of his death.

The Metropolitan Police say a post-mortem examination will be held "in due course".

There have been no arrests at this stage, reports the Daily Mirror.

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Summary

That’s it from us today. We will be bringing you updates throughout the weekend.

Delays on Central Line not linked to stabbing

Delays on the Central Line this afternoon were not linked to the stabbing in North Acton.

Transport for London (TfL) announced it was carrying out an inspection on the line in North Acton which caused delays from 12.40pm.

But TfL later said this was due to a fault on the track, and not related to the stabbing.

Full article here: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/central-line-suffers-severe-delays-12265362

Victim was only 18, police believe

Metropolitan police believe that the victim was aged just 18, in a statement released this afternoon.

Next of kin told

The victim’s next of kin have now been informed of the death, police said.

Full article here: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/north-acton-stabbing-police-want-12265113

Quick roundup

Here’s what we know so far:

The Metropolitan Police were called to Victoria Road in North Acton at around 6.30pm on Thursday (December 4) after reports of a fight.

The fight is understood to have happened outside the University of the Arts London’s halls of residence called The Costume Store.

They found a man suffering stab wounds who was reportedly “stabbed in the chest”.

The victim, in his late teens, was rushed to a west London hospital where he later died.

He has not been named and the Met said his next of kin has not yet been told of his death.

Officers are exploring CCTV images from the area after reports a suspect fled after dropping a knife.

The Costa coffee shop in Victoria Road is closed to the public and the area remains cordoned off while police investigate.

There have been no arrests.

Coffee shop is closed while police investigate

A Metropolitan Police officer from the scene said the coffee shop is closed and has been cordoned off while they investigate the stabbing of the young man last night.

Police investigating CCTV after suspect dropped knife

A Metropolitan Police officer on the scene said they are exploring CCTV footage from a nearby pub and from the university to find a suspect who may have fled the scene after dropping a knife.

Victim was "stabbed in the chest"

A witness at the scene of the stabbing said the victim was stabbed in the chest.

Manager of nearby pub The Castle, who asked not to be named, said she went to the scene after hearing about the stabbing, where she met a student who said the victim suffered a knife wound to the chest.

See the full story here:

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/north-acton-stabbing-student-saw-12263056

Video from the scene

GWL reporter Amita Joshi is on the ground at the scene of the North Acton.

These shots were taken from outside The Costume Store student halls of residence where a man believed to be in his late teens was stabbed to death on Thursday night (December 1).

"Police cars surrounded the area"

One witness has recalled the moment police cars rushed to the scene of the stabbing in Victoria Road last night and surrounded the area.

He said North Acton is usually quiet and that the incident was “a blur”.

Victim's family have not been told

GWL reporter has confirmed with the Metropolitan Police that the victim’s family have not been informed of his death, despite contradictory reports.

"It's awful...their child's dead"

Another resident, who also asked not to named, said: “It’s awful. I’m almost tearful.

“You’re making Christmas provisions for your child to come home and...their child’s dead.”

The victim was reportedly a student at the University of the Arts London and the stabbing happened just outside a university accommodation in Victoria Road.

North Acton resident's shock after stabbing

A resident of North Acton for 35 years has shared her horror after the stabbing last night.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “I’ve not known anything like this to happen here - I’m shocked.

“I hope they catch whoever did it. We don’t have things like this here.”

Picture from the scene

Photographer Mike Olliston took this photograph from the scene of the stabbing on Thursday evening (December 1).

He said police dogs were searching the area outside the student accommodation in Victoria Road.

Stabbing happened outside the largest University of the Arts London halls of residence

A statement from the university said the stabbing happened outside the University of the Arts London’s largest and newest halls, The Costume Store.

The Costume Store halls of residence in Victoria Road
The Costume Store halls of residence in Victoria Road (Photo: Google Maps )

A statement from the university, posted on Facebook on Thursday night (December 1) said: “Police have confirmed that a man has died in hospital after being stabbed on Victoria Road earlier this evening (Thursday 1 December), near The Costume Store halls of residence.

“Contrary to some media reports, we have been told by the police that at this stage the man has not been formally identified and next of kin have not been informed.

“Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“If you’re a UAL student at The Costume Store, there are Residence Managers on site to help with any enquiries.”

Fight broke out outside University of the Arts

The teen died after a fight broke out near the University of Arts outside students halls, according to the Daily Mirror

It has been reported the victim was a student at the university.

Victim was in his "late teens"

The Metropolitan Police have revealed the victim is younger than was first suspected.

Initial reports from the police said the man was believed to be in his 20s but an update from the force on Friday morning (December 2) said he is suspected to be in his late teens.

He has still not been named and his family haven’t yet been informed of his death.