Man dies after stabbing outside shop in Southall

23 September 2019, 12:36 | Updated: 23 September 2019, 14:53

Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

The man, in his early twenties, was found injured outside a shop on the Broadway in west London.

Scotland Yard said the victim was attacked outside the premises at about 4am Monday morning.

He was pronounced dead at 5:26am despite being rushed to hospital, officers said.

The man has not yet been formally identified and no arrests have yet been made.

Attempts to inform his next of kin are in place.

A man was stabbed outside a shop on the Broadway in Southall
A man was stabbed outside a shop on the Broadway in Southall. Picture: David Nathan

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Inquiries into how the victim sustained his injuries are ongoing."

Speaking to the Evening Standard, a witness told the paper that the victim was allegedly run over before being stabbed.

The witness said: "The poor guy was hit by a car. He managed to get up again and try to run but he was being chased by two or three others on foot.

"He must have been stabbed after that."

The capital has now seen the number of violent deaths in 2019 surpass last year's total, which was 104.

Despite fewer homicides per month until May, a spate of 18 deaths in June and 13 in July saw the average jump.

The victim was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries
The victim was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries. Picture: David Nathan

Of the 105 deaths this year, 38 of those were aged under 25 with the majority being teenagers.

On 9 September, a man in his 30s was stabbed nearby on Alexandra Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 826/23 Sept.​ You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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