Police pledge weapons crackdown after man is stabbed 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

Police chiefs in Brent have sought to reassure a community after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in an “extremely violent” attack in Kilburn yesterday afternoon.

Detectives have today launched a murder investigation and pledged a crack down on weapons after confirming the victim had been brutally stabbed in Watling Gardens on Shoot Up Hill shortly before 2:43 pm yesterday afternoon.

Passers-by tried to save the man before paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:06 pm.

As the community reeled from the shock of the young man’s death, Detective Superintendent Tariq Sarwar of Brent Police said: ““I would like to express my condolences to the family and assure the local community that we are doing all that we can following this incident.

“Brent officers will use every legitimate tactic to disrupt those who carry weapons or are intent on causing harm to others.

“This means that there will be more targeted stop and search of those suspected of carrying weapons, more search warrants being executed to disrupt those intent on causing harm and more searches of open spaces to retrieve concealed weapons.

“In addition there will be enhanced patrols to provide reassurance to the community.

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“I would urge the community to provide any information which could assist catching whoever is responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300 or via 101.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 1926174/15.