Boy, 17, dies of stab injuries after attack in Harrow

Boy, 17, dies of stab injuries despite desperate police officers’ attempts to save his life after attack in Harrow

  • Police at the scene of the attack in Northwick Park, Harrow, north-west London
  • The incident is thought to have taken place next to Harrow Halls of Residence
  • Police say victim, who has not been formally identified, is believed to be aged 17

A teenage boy has died of stab injuries after an attack in north-west London.

Police officers desperately attempted to save the boy’s life, performing first aid until paramedics arrived at the scene in Harrow, north-west London.

However police say the boy was pronounced dead shortly after 4.30pm on Thursday. 

The incident is thought to have taken place around 40 minutes earlier outside Northwick Park Underground Station and near to Harrow Halls of Residence –  which houses students from the University of Westminster.

Police remain at the scene tonight and a cordon is in place.

Police officers desperately attempted to save the boy’s life, performing first aid until paramedics arrived at the scene in Harrow, north-west London

Scotland Yard said a crime scene remains in place and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing

Police say the victim, who has not yet been formally identified, is believed to be aged 17.

No arrests have yet been made and the victim’s next of kin have been informed.

Scotland Yard said enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.  

A police statement said: ‘Officers attended and found a male, believed to be aged 17, suffering stab injuries. 

‘He was given first aid at the scene by officers prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service.’

Anyone with information, video or images is asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 4735/12 Nov.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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