In a robbery gone wrong event, 25 year old British Nigerian model, Harry Uzoka has been stabbed to death in West London. The Met Police is yet to formally confirm the identity of the victim.
Uzoka worked as a model for Premier Model Management. He suffered a knife wound to his chest and reportedly staggered through an estate before collapsing on the pavement in Old Oak Road, East Acton.
The incident unfolded shortly before 4pm on Thursday afternoon (11 January) and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death,” said Met Police Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi.
“We believe that the incident started Ollgar House, in Ollgar Close and the victim was assaulted and stabbed before staggering and collapsing in Old Oak Road. We believe there were a number of people involved, but we are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive.”
Kofi confirmed that two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
“We have made two arrests and continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry,” he said.
“We need the public’s help to piece together what happened – who the victim was seen with, the incident itself and the immediate aftermath.
“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything that could be of significance to the investigation, we would urge you to get it touch right away.”
A source was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard that the crime was thought to have followed an attempted “robbery gone wrong”.
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