Met Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Hillingdon.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the boy was walking to school when the incident happened.
There is a large police presence and roads cordoned off around Blyth Road, Hayes. The police responded to reports of a fight this morning.
Met Police said: “Police were called at 08:34hrs on Friday, 11 June to a report of a fight on Blyth Road in Hayes.
“Officers attended the location and found a 15-year-old boy suffering from multiple stab wounds.
“Colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended and despite their efforts, the teenager sadly died at the scene.
Officers are on scene dealing with an incident on Blythe Road, Hayes.
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— Hillingdon Police (@MPSHillingdon) June 11, 2021
“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification has not taken place.
“A crime scene has been established and cordons remain in place at this time.
“Police have detained a suspect – no further details at this time.”
Police commander for Hillingdon, Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a child’s life to knife crime in Hillingdon.
“This incident, that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy, took place during this morning’s school run.
“A family has been devastated and the effects of this terrible incident will reverberate throughout our communities.
“As a parent of a teenage boy myself, I cannot imagine the pain the family is going through and I offer our full condolences and support.
“Police patrols today and throughout the weekend have been enhanced in order to provide a more visible and reassuring presence for the public. If you have concerns please do approach my officers and speak with them.
“Local officers will support our Homicide detective colleagues and I thank the public for their patience as officers deal with the crime scene and local enquiries.
“We work tirelessly with our borough Partners and communities to challenge violent crime and to stop the loss of young lives to knife crime.
“More widely, across London in the coming months, a large scale operation will run throughout the summer to challenge and suppress violent behaviour, but we need the help of parents, carers and anyone with information about those carrying knives to come forward.
“A homicide investigation will be launched following this morning’s tragic incident. Please work with us to prevent further young deaths by sharing what you know.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 1681/11Jun.
To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.