The Metropolitan Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that took place at council offices located on a busy west London high street.
A teenage boy has died following a stabbing incident at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge. The Civic Centre is the administrative headquarters for the London Borough of Hillingdon, located in the High Street in Uxbridge. The incident is believed to have happened inside offices used by the Youth Offending Service.
A witness who wished to remain anonymous described the scene: “I heard a commotion and saw a young male on the floor, it looked like he had been stabbed, security where trying to help him, it’s shocking, it’s happening every day and doesn’t seem to be stopping. Something needs to change and now”
Whilst taking pictures our reporter was approached by a concerned parent, worried as she hadn’t heard from her son.
Police were called at 16:38hrs on Thursday, 7 November to reports of a stabbing at High Street, Uxbridge. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. A teenage boy at the scene had suffered a stab wound to the chest. The injured male was taken by ambulance to a west London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 17:25hrs. A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. Enquiries are underway to notify the next of kin. At this early stage there have been no arrests. A second male, also in his teens, had suffered a knife injury to the ear. His injuries are not life threatening. Enquiries continue.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 5537/7NOV, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A section 60 was authorised at 17:38hrs to 08:37hrs on Friday, 8 November., Meaning officers can search anybody in the designated area without the need for reasonable suspicion. Do you know about someone who is carrying a knife? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.Any young people who have either information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P. address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.
We contacted the London Borough of Hillingdon for a statement and are awaiting a response.