Two arrests made following Hammersmith murder

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally stabbed in Hammersmith yesterday.

The victim, 25, was found with a stab wound in Ollgar Close, near Old Oak Road, shortly before 4pm on January 11.

He was later pronounced dead at 5pm.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to Old Oak Road, at approximately 3.55pm on Thursday, 11 January to reports of an injured man.

“Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended. A 25-year-old man was found suffering from a stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5pm.

“Next of kin have been informed although formal identification awaits.

“At this early stage, it is believed that the man may have been assaulted outside Ollgar House. At this early stage we retain an open mind as to motive.

“Two people were arrested nearby on suspicion of murder. They have been taken to a north London police station where they remain in custody.

“A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

“Enquiries continue.”

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