Saturday, 17 September 2011

Stabbing off A40 - Shepherd's Bush/East Acton

Hemlock Rod/Old Oark Rd - GoogleMaps image
A 21 year old was stabbed in W12 today in the area just off the A40, on the Flower Estate. An Air Ambulance was required and many of you reported to me that you'd seen numerous police cars and other ambulances. I wasnt in the area today so as ever I'm grateful for the reports.

I have spoken to the Police during the day who confirmed that a 21 year old male had been stabbed and that his condition in hospital was considered serious. They were not able to comment any further on the victim until  he had been examined properly, which had yet to happen at that time.

They also confirmed, explaining the heavy police presence many of you described, that several Police units are involved in the preservation of the scene and conducting the initial investigation.

I have also been told that witnesses are being spoken to now and forensic opportunities are being explored.

Clearly this is a developing situation so check back for more info as the weekend goes on. If you have any info use the comments section as normal.


The Police have just given me this rather disturbing account of the attack - a victim was stabbed in the back in an apparent robbery attempt. Nice.  

Police were called at approximately 15:10hrs on Saturday 17th September to reports of a stabbing in Shepherds bush.

The victim was walking along the A40 near the junction with Hemlock Road, W12 when a black male approached him on his bicycle and demanded his property then stabbed him in his back and then rode off.

The male was taken to a West London Hospital. His injuries are non life threatening.

The suspect is described as a black male, 17-20years, F600, medium build wearing a grey jacket, dark trousers with a grey hoody with a black stubble and an English accent.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Di Mascio based in the Violent Crime Unit at Hammersmith Police Station on 0208 246 2432 or to remain anonymous call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


  1. This seems to have happened in Hemlock Road. Sorry to see this person stabbed, but the house has been a source of lots of problems and anti-social behaviour.

  2. The above comment is irrelevant. This was an unprovoked attack following daily robbery. The victim could have been anyone but fyi the boy concerned is well behaved and always polite to all in the neighbourhood.