Man, 40, stabbed to death in Willesden

A man, 40, was stabbed to death in Willesden High Road

Emergency services respond to the fatal stabbing of a man in High Road, Willesden - Credit: David Nathan

A murder investigation has been launched after a 40-year-old man was stabbed to death in Willesden.

Police were called to High Road, Willesden, at about 5pm on Thursday April 29 following reports of a man suffering from stab wounds.

Traffic at a standstill in High Road, Willesden after a man was fatally stabbed on Thursday afternoon (April 29)

Traffic at a standstill in High Road, Willesden after a man was fatally stabbed on Thursday afternoon (April 29) - Credit: David Nathan

Paramedics from London Ambulance Service were first on the scene, but despite their best efforts he was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.

Work is ongoing to formally identify him and police are in the process of locating and informing his next of kin.

A crime scene was in place overnight and the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. Enquiries are ongoing and there have been no arrests.

Police were called to Willesden High Road following reports of a man being stabbed

Police were called to Willesden High Road following reports of a man being stabbed - Credit: David Nathan

A Section 60 Order was also put in place covering Willesden Green, Dollis Hill, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Harlesden Church and Neasden.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 5109/29Apr.  Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cordons remained in place the morning after a man, 40, was fatally stabbed in Willesden

Cordons remained in place the morning after a man, 40, was fatally stabbed in Willesden - Credit: David Nathan

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