A man has died after being stabbed in the chest during a broad daylight ‘fight’ in a south-west London street.
Police were called soon after 3.30pm on Monday to reports of an altercation between two groups of men in Hounslow.
The groups had fled before officers arrived on Rosebery Road and found a man lying on the street suffering from a stab wound to his chest.
The victim, believed to be aged in his late 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene despite
the efforts of paramedics and London Air Ambulance.
A Met police spokesman said: The victim was treated by paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance at the scene, however they were unable to save him and life was pronounced extinct at 16:18hrs.
Police said they were in the process of informing the victim next of kin, while a post-mortem is scheduled to take place in due course.
There have not been any arrests and enquiries are on-going.
It is believed to be the second fatal stabbing in one day after a man was knifed in the neck in Camden.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene and an air ambulance was scrambled at 11.45am but the victim, in his late teens or early 20s, was also pronounced dead at the scene.
A 17-year-old youth has been arrested in connection with the investigation, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said. He also required treatment for injuries but is not believed to be seriously hurt.
Police are also investigating a double shooting on an east London street on Monday afternoon which left one man fighting for life and another with life-changing injuries.
Police have urged anyone with information on the fatal incident in Hounslow to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.