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Police have supplied more details about the fatal stabbing in Askew Road in Shepherd's Bush in the early hours of Wednesday June 9.

They say the man who was killed was 28, not 29 as stated earlier and they believe they know his identity. His next of kin have been informed.

Three men, aged 57, 37 and 31, and one woman aged 42 have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

The police say: " A murder investigation is under way following the death of a man in Shepherds Bush this morning.

" We believe the victim had been at a near by address in Askew Road, W12 when he was stabbed. He appears to have made his way out into the street where he has collapsed.

" He was found in the street at 1am on Wednesday June 9 by a member of the public who contacted the London Ambulance Service.

" The victim, a 28 year old male, was taken by ambulance to a west London hospital where life was pronounced extinct shortly after arrival."

There were unconfirmed reports of an altercation taking place in the area before the stabbing.

No weapons have so far been found.

A post-mortem will take place tomorrow at Fulham mortuary and an inquest will be opened in due course.

Many local people witnessed the aftermath of the incident. Our the ChiswickW4.com forum Alexandra Brown reported: "We live on Ashchurch Terrace and heard the sirens and helicopers overhead last night. The police are not giving much away at all other than there was a murder at around 1am this morning and that the area will be closed off for most of the day."

An incident room has been opened under DCI Howard Groves from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 247 7821 or if you
wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


June 9, 2010