The scene has been cordoned off by police (Picture: MyLondon)
A teenager was stabbed to death after two groups clashed in a running knife battle in the street, described as ‘utter mayhem.’
The 17-year-old was killed in the attack close to Burket Close, Southall, just after midnight today.
Scotland Yard said despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police added that his next of kin have been informed and that four males have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The Met are yet to release their ages.
A witness told the Standard: ‘Some guys turned up in a car and they started fighting with people on the street.
‘There was screaming and fighting… it was utter mayhem.
Forensics officers were still at the scene in Southall this morning (Picture: MyLondon)
‘I saw a boy with a wound in his side and he was being savagely beaten by guys with sticks.
‘I told them to stop but they just continued. Then a car sped off as this was happening…they left him for dead.’
Shortly after the brutal attack, a neighbor said the victim’s mother showed up at the scene and began screaming.
A neighbour added: ‘She was in a terrible way. It was heartbreaking to see.’
Virendra Sharma, MP for Ealing and Southall said: ‘No mother, parent or loved one should lose someone in this way.
‘Another young life is lost to society, it’s such a loss for everyone.’
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, but police have yet to release their ages.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
A spokesman for Metropolitan Police said: ‘A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Southall.
‘His next of kin have been informed. Four males – no further details – have been arrested on suspicion of murder.’
A teenager has died after being stabbed during a group brawl described as ‘utter mayhem’ in west London.