Hillingdon murder: Teenager arrested over stabbing 

An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy in west London.

Hillingdon murder: Teenager arrested over stabbing 

An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy in west London.

The boy was found stabbed at Philpot’s Farm Open Space, near Heather Lane, Yiewsley, Hillingdon, on Thursday evening – he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The boy was the 30th teenage victim of murder in London during 2021. 

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. Police arrested him at an address in Hillingdon on Sunday. 

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The victims family have been informed the police confirmed. 

Det Ch Insp James Shirley, who is leading the investigation, said: “While this arrest is a significant development in our investigation, we continue to fully explore all available lines of inquiry.

“Our thoughts remain with the family of a young man who has lost his life to senseless violence.

“We are committed to doing all we can to secure justice for them by finding the person or people responsible.

“I would urge anyone who has information and who has not yet spoken to the police to come forward. What you know could be the thing that makes the difference in this case.”


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