White City stabbing: Residents’ shock after man stabbed in neck on west London estate

Patrick Grafton-Green
Police investigation: A man in his late teens was rushed to hospital after the stabbing in west London: @Elis_Gj/Twitter

Residents have spoken of their shock after a man was stabbed in the neck on an estate in west London.

Emergency services sped to the White City estate, down the road from Westfield shopping centre and the former BBC Television Centre, at about 7.30pm on Friday night.

A man in his late teens was rushed to hospital with a stab wound to his neck, police said.

Pictures posted on social media show a forensics tent was erected as police cordoned off the road for several hours.

A 28-year-old, who lives with his mother near where the stabbing happened, told the Standard it was “very unexpected” and “shocking”.

He said: “We have lived in the estate for 20 years and this stabbing is not normal, this is the first stabbing that I have heard about in that time.

“The estate is an a good condition and given its proximity to good schools, central London, Westfield, the BBC it has been well maintained.

“It does not feel like a deprived estate that lacks places of employment.

“This is very unexpected and shocking.”

A Met Police spokesman said: "The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"No arrests have been made and enquires continue."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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