Monday 25 September 2023

Murder investigation after Olympic Way fatal stabbing late yesterday. Witnesses sought by Met


From the Metropolitan Police

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a murder in north London.
Police were called just after 23.00hrs on Sunday, 24 September to Olympic Way, Wembley to reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended the location where they discovered a man – aged in his mid-20s - with stab injuries. They immediately commenced CPR ahead of the arrival, a short time later, of colleagues from the London Ambulance Service, who continued to treat the victim. He was taken by ambulance to a north London hospital, but was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed, however we await formal identification at this time. A post mortem examination will be held in due course.

Detectives from Specialist Crime North have launched an investigation and are carrying out various lines of inquiry as they attempt to identify those responsible.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers said: 

"My team are working at pace to establish what has led to this tragic incident, and as we continue to carry out numerous inquiries to trace and speak to witnesses, as well as analysing CCTV footage, we are appealing to the public to help us.

"We understand the victim was chased and attacked by a group of suspects. Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anything suspicious? Any detail – no matter how small – could assist us with our investigation so please do come forward and speak to police. Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers.”

Chief Superintendent Dan Knowles, who is in charge of policing in Brent, said:

“My thoughts, and those of all my officers, are with the family and friends of this young man who has very tragically lost his life far too soon. I know that this incident will raise serious concern and worry in the community, and want to assure the all those affected that our colleagues from the Specialist Crime Command are working tirelessly to find those responsible, and local officers are assisting them in every way possible.

"The public can help us in this endeavour by speaking to officers if they have any information which could be relevant to the investigation. There will be more officers in and around the area in the coming days to provide reassurance. Please do speak to them with any concerns you have or information you would like to pass on."

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation team is asked
to call the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or 101 - quoting CAD7764/24Sep. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555  111


Anonymous said...

The tragic incident in Wembley serves as a painful reminder of the urgent need to address the root causes of such violence, especially among young people. It's disheartening to see a young life lost in such a brutal manner.

One aspect that cannot be ignored is the erosion of youth services in Brent and similar areas. The closure of vital community resources like the Stonebridge Adventure Playground not only deprives young people of safe spaces but also severs the bonds of community and mentorship that can provide alternatives to involvement in gangs. The economic disparities and lack of opportunities faced by many young people in these neighborhoods further exacerbate the problem.

To truly combat such violence, we must address the systemic issues of poverty, inequality, and the neglect of marginalised communities. Investment in youth services, education, job opportunities, and community engagement is essential. Only by tackling the underlying social and economic factors can we hope to prevent such tragic incidents in the future. It's a collective responsibility to work towards a society where every young person has a chance at a brighter, safer future.

Anonymous said...

Butt in Brent the solution is to attempt to gentrify by building Tatler Tower Blocks and sod the current residents

G.Lee said...

I have to completely agree with Anonymous at 19.23 The closure of Centres for young people has had a massive impact on their lives as they now have to find public spaces to congregate. These are without the guidance of experienced adults who are there to support and offer them positive direction in which to develop and grow.
I know that the Labour Council blame the Tory government for having to impose the cuts to this provision, but we really can't politicise such fundamentally basic needs as these, without doing irreparable damage to the fabric of society. We absolutely have to find the resources to provide places for young people to meet, that are free to access and offer a range of positive 'extra curricular' activities. Sadly its too late now to re-open all those great places that took years of dedicated hard work to establish, especially if, like Stonebridge, they have been bulldozed or swallowed up by high rise developments.We don't yet know the details of this tragic case but another murder took place recently in King Edwards park,very close to this location, which is another venue where young people gather .....So we all need to be aware of what's happening, and to look out for young people in the Borough, to do what ever we can to be friendly, and supportive, but also to challenge whatever we see that needs to be short we all need to be youth workers.

Anonymous said...

Young people have no where safe to gather yet Brent Councillors get freebie tickets for football matches and concerts when they are able to afford to buy those tickets themselves - the haves and have nots in Brent are very clearly defined.