Wembley: Man, 72, arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner stabbed to death in street

Cromwell Road, Wembley (Google Maps)
Cromwell Road, Wembley (Google Maps)

A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another pensioner was stabbed to death in a residential north-west London street.

Police and paramedics rushed to Cromwell Road in Wembley shortly before midday on Thursday, to reports of a stabbing.

The victim, also a 72-year-old man, was found with a stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been notified, Scotland Yard said on Friday.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to a north London police station where he remained on Friday.

Detective Inspector Jonny Newell said: "While we retain an open mind concerning motive, I want to confirm that we believe this was an isolated incident and we aren't currently seeking any further suspects at this time.

"This incident took place on the street at Cromwell Road and I urge anyone who witnessed it, or has dash cam or doorbell footage to get in touch straight away.

"Our thoughts are with the victim's family and loved ones."

A crime scene remained in place on Friday while police continued their investigation.

Detective Superintendent Tony Bellis, leading local policing in Brent, said: “Residents will notice a more visible police presence in the coming days, not only at the scene, but also to provide reassurance to the community following this tragic incident.

“We fully understand that violence, such as this, sends shockwaves through the community and I urge anyone with concerns to approach officers on patrol or contact their local neighbourhood team.“

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 3135/21Mar.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.