17 Year Old Murdered in Action, Detectives say the lad was stabbed in Crown Street.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a teenager in Acton today, Friday 16 October and detectives are appealing for witnesses and information.

Police were called at around 11:50hrs that day to reports of a male stabbed in Crown Street, Acton, W3.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was taken by London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Next of kin have been informed.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is they await formal identification

A 17-year-old boy was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of murder. He was taken into custody at a west London police station where he remains at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, who is leading the investigation, said:

“Crown Street would have been a busy at the time of the stabbing and we are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, that was in or around the area to contact us.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard an argument outside a cafĂ© on Crown Street.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.