A MURDER inquiry has been launched following a stabbing in Greenford.

Police and paramedics responded at 5.31pm yesterday (11) to reports of a man found injured in a car at Sudbury Heights Avenue.

They found a 27-year-old man with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he died a short time later.

A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area.

Det Chief Insp Jim Shirley said: “Officers have been gathering evidence and securing any relevant CCTV which may assist us building a picture of what took place.

“However, I would appeal to anyone who saw or witnessed events, or any residents we have yet to speak to, who has footage which may have captured the incident, to get in touch immediately.”

Chief Supt Sean Wilson responsible for policing in the Greenford area, added: "I understand and share the shock this incident will cause.

"I want to reassure the community that specialist officers are working diligently to piece together the events of this incident and to apprehend whoever is responsible.

"You will see more officers in and around the area in the days following this incident, including local police.

"If you have any concerns, please speak to them, or if you can help with the investigation then call 101 immediately."

There have been no arrests yet.

Any witnesses or people who can assist are asked to call 101 or to contact through X @MetCC, quoting CAD 5384/11Mar. You can also provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.