Man in his 20s knifed to death in Kilburn

Police have reassured residents they will crackdown on weapons after a 21-year-old man was stabbed t

Police have reassured residents they will crackdown on weapons after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in Shoot Up Hill in Kilburn yesterday afternoon(Pic: Google Street View) - Credit: Archant

A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Shoot Up Hill in Kilburn yesterday afternoon in a suspected gang-related attack.

Police and ambulance services were called to a tower block in Watling Gardens at 2:43 pm following reports of a man suffering from a stab injury.

The man, believed to be aged in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:06 pm.

Witnesses have reported seeing a man in his early 20s staggering around 50 yards before collapsing on to a grass verge after being attacked by a man with a knife.

The attacker reportedly pulled up in a white car and knifed the victim before jumping in the passengers seat and driving off.

Passers-by, including a nurse, battled to save the man’s life before paramedics arrived on the scene.

The victim, said to be black, is not believed to be a resident of the estate.

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Residents on the scene reported up to 15 police cars were in attendance.

The estate has been cordoned off while police and forensics teams carry out investigations.

Residents on the 160-property estate have been told to remain their homes.

The man’s next of kin are yet to be informed and police are awaiting formal identification.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

No arrests have been made and the Met police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed.

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Follow @bktimes for updates throughout the day.

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