A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in West Ealing last night (23).

Police and an ambulance crew were called five minutes before midnight to a man suffering stab injuries inside the Star and Scorpion pub on the Uxbridge Road.

The man, believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

There has been no arrest at this early stage.

Uxbridge Road remained closed to traffic for around 12 hours but is open again now.

Anyone with information or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are asked to call 101, ref 8656/23jul.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.