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Man, 72, stabbed to death in Wembley

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed on Cromwell Road in Wembley last night.

Detective Inspector Jonny Newell said: “While we retain an open mind concerning motive, I want to confirm that we believe this was an isolated incident and we aren’t currently seeking any further suspects at this time.

“This incident took place on the street at Cromwell Road and I urge anyone who witnessed it, or has dash cam or doorbell footage to get in touch straight away.


“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones.”

Police were called at 11:59am on Thursday, 21 March to reports of a stabbing. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene a 72-year-old man was found with a stab wound.


The man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been notified.

Following fast-time enquiries a 72-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a north London police station where he remains at this time.

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Cromwell Road, Wembley. Image: Google.

The force has confirmed that a crime scene is in place in Wembley and enquiries are ongoing.


Detective Superintendent Tony Bellis, leading local policing in Brent, said: “Residents will notice a more visible police presence in the coming days, not only at the scene, but also to provide reassurance to the community following this tragic incident.

“We fully understand that violence, such as this, sends shockwaves through the community and I urge anyone with concerns to approach officers on patrol or contact their local neighbourhood team.“

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 3135/21Mar.


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