POLICE are appealing for people’s help following the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Blyth Road, Hayes, this morning (11) during the school run.
They responded to reports of a fight and found the boy suffering from multiple wounds.
Ambulanc crews, including the Air Ambulance, also attended, but the victim died at the scene.
Police have detained a suspect, but there are no further details at this time.
The police commander for Hillingdon, Chief Supt Peter Gardner, said: “A family has been devastated and the effects of this terrible incident will reverberate throughout our communities.
“As a parent of a teenage boy myself, I cannot imagine the pain the family is going through and I offer our full condolences and support.
“Police patrols today and throughout the weekend have been enhanced to provide a more visible and reassuring presence for the public. If you have concerns, please do approach my officers and speak with them.
“We work tirelessly with our borough partners and communities to challenge violent crime and to stop the loss of young lives to knife crime.
“More widely, across London in the coming months a large scale operation will run throughout the summer to challenge and suppress violent behaviour, but we need the help of parents, carers and anyone with information about those carrying knives to come forward.
“A homicide investigation will be launched following this morning’s tragic incident. Please work with us to prevent further young deaths by sharing what you know.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 1681/11Jun.
To remains 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.