Murder After Fight at Southall Fairground
Man stabbed in neck and two others injured in gang fight
A post mortem has revealed that a man murdered at a fairground in Southall was stabbed through the neck.
Police were called to Southall Park, Uxbridge Road, shortly after 21.00hrs on Monday, 26 August, following reports of a large group of men fighting.
Officers attended and shortly afterwards found a man, believed aged in his 20's, in nearby Green Drive.
A post mortem examination took place on 27 August at Uxbridge Mortuary and gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the neck.
Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased and enquiries continue to trace next of kin.
Six men were originally arrested - two have been bailed pending further enquries. Four remain in custody and one other man aged 28 was arrested today - bringing the total to seven.
A 25-year-old man was found in Knowsley Avenue with a stab wound to the armpit. He was taken to a central London hospital and has since been discharged. He has since been arrested and is in custody.
A man, aged 32, was found in the park with a stab wound to the arm. He was taken to hospital and discharged. He was also arrested and is currently in custody.
A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue. Four other men in their twenties have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command leading the investigation said:
"This was a large fight at a fairground in Southall Park and many people would have witnessed the attack as well as the aftermath. "I would urge those people to contact officers so that we can piece together the events that lead up to this murder."
An incident room has been opened and can be contacted on 0208 721 4868. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The incident is not being linked to the Notting Hill Carnival.
28th August 2013