An investigation has been launched after a stabbing in Paddington this afternoon.
Police were called to a 17-year-old boy with stab wounds in St Mary’s Churchyard next to Paddington Green at 1.41pm. The teenager was pronounced dead at 2.15pm.
Paramedics and air ambulance also attended the scene on Monday afternoon, and the next of kin have been informed.
No arrests have yet been made.
Karen Buck, the MP for Westminster North, said she was ‘sad beyond words’.
She wrote: “Sad beyond words to know another young life has been lost today.
“The victim’s family, friends and the local community shattered with grief once more.”
The incident occurred next to the City of Westminster College campus and was witnessed by some the students and staff.
A statement from United Colleges Group thanked the members of the community who tried to help the victim on Monday afternoon, and said that counselling would be available to all those affected.
It said: “We are shocked and saddened that a young man has lost his life. While the victim was not a student at the college, he was a young man with his future ahead of him and that future has now been taken away.
“The Metropolitan Police have already commended the staff and students who helped the victim yesterday and we wanted to add our gratitude to them for their efforts in truly difficult circumstances.”
Witnesses should call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 4068/19JUN, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.