Police have named the man who was stabbed to death in Uxbridge early on Saturday (May 6) morning.
He is 23-year-old Kyle Bowen, who was found unconscious by paramedics on Waterloo Road just after 1am. He had been stabbed several times.
Police launched a murder enquiry after the victim, who lived in Hayes , died from his wounds at a west London hospital later that same day.
Detectives believe Mr Bowen was stabbed following a fight on the road involving up to six men.
A post mortem has also been held at Uxbridge Mortuary. No formal cause of death was established.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers is leading the investigation into the murder. He said: “I am continuing to appeal for witnesses and information about Kyle’s murder.
“A young man has lost his life and I am appealing to the public to give us all the help they can.
“At this stage we believe there was a fight in Waterloo Road late on Friday night or in the very early hours of Saturday morning, involving up to six men.
“This took place in the street directly opposite the access road to the boat yard.
“It was during that fight that Kyle was fatally stabbed.
“If any one saw or heard anything please get in contact with us.”
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact the incident room on 020 8358 0100, or police via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC
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