Hounslow Police's borough commander has released a video message as he hopes to reassure residents after a man was fatally stabbed in a fight involving two groups of men.
A 29-year-old man suffered a stab wound to the chest in Rosebery Road, on Monday (September 4).
Police have since launched a murder investigation after the street fight ended in tragedy.
Borough Commander Chief Superintendant Raj Kohli, spoke on video on Wednesday (September 6) to offer his condolences to those grieving and offer assurance to those who live in Hounslow.
He said: "No matter what the reasons why this man was stabbed - he was stabbed - and passed away.
"And that cannot be right, and cannot be easy for anyone connected with that person to deal with.
"I do want to reassure the people of Hounslow that it is a one-off incident.
"Hounslow is an amazingly safe place to live, work and socialise.
"And in fact, it is an amazing place."
Although there are yet to be any arrests made, the Borough Commander made it clear he was confident that justice would be done.
He added: "There'll be rumours out there about what did happen and what didn't happen.
"Rest assured that I've got trusted professional colleagues who will find the people who did it and we will get justice for this young person."
DCS Kohli urged anyone with concerns to get in touch with Hounslow police.
Anyone with information should call The Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) incident room on 020 721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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