Uxbridge Road

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Police cordoned off an area outside a shop in Shepherd’s Bush

A teenager has been stabbed to death in west London.

The victim, believed to be 18, was found with a stab injury in Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called at about 21:20 BST, along with paramedics and the London Air Ambulance, but he died at the scene.

Another man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a stabbing in nearby Notting Hill earlier on Wednesday evening.

Police said the man was stabbed just after 19:00 on St Ann’s Road and were “neither linking nor ruling out” a connection between both attacks.

No arrests have been made.

Det Insp Luke Wyllie said: “A young man’s life has been tragically cut short.

“Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time. We are doing everything we can to apprehend those involved.

“Extra police and specialist units are working on the ground now to build a clearer picture of what took place and work to protect and reassure those in the local community.”

A Section 60 order – which gives police the power to stop and search people in a designated area – has been put in place in Shepherd’s Bush and Notting Hill until Thursday afternoon.

Police are in the process of informing the teenager’s next of kin and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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