The 18-year-old man stabbed to death after a fight outside university accommodation in North Acton is not believed to be a student at the University of the Arts London (UAL).

A statement from the university said the murder investigation is not thought to involved any UAL students, but increased security has been put in place following the shocking incident.

The victim was named by police on Sunday (December 4) as Khalid Safi from Southwark.

Khalid died after a knife pierced his heart during a fight that broke out in Victoria Road on Thursday (December 1).

A post-mortem held at Uxbridge Mortuary the following day gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Police at the scene of a stabbing in North Acton. (Photo: Mike Olliston).

The statement from the university said: “We can confirm that the murder investigation following the death of a man in Acton on Thursday evening is not thought to involve any UAL students.

“All UAL students at The Costume Store will have received information today about increased 24/7 security presence and have been told that Student Services and Senior Management are on site if they would like to speak to anyone."

A murder investigation was launched after the teen was stabbed outside the UAL halls, called The Costume Factory.

Khalid was rushed to a hospital in west London where he later died.

The Metropolitan Police have made a witness appeal to find the driver of a silver or light coloured Mercedes Vito people carrier, or similar vehicle.

It is believed the minicab pulled up outside the nearby Holiday Inn at around 6.30pm on Thursday.

No arrests have been made but police enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Met on 02087214054.

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