Murder probe after man is fatally stabbed on Portobello Road

The victim is understood to be in his Fifties

A man in his Fifties has died after being stabbed on one of London’s most iconic and busy streets.

The unknown victim was attacked at around 11.45pm last night on Portobello Road in west London and died at the scene about an hour later.

Police were called to the incident and found the man suffering from stab wounds. He was treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

Next of kin have not yet been informed, though officers say they believe they know the identity of the deceased.

A murder investigation has been launched and a post-mortem will be conducted “in due course”, the Metropolitan Police said.

No arrests have yet been made.

It comes as detectives hunt at least 10 suspects sought by police in relation to violence at the Notting Hill Carnival, the centre of which is Portobello Road.

Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe expressed concern over the sheer number of stabbings during the carnival last weekend: “Stabbings are up on last year and in some cases these are just centimetres from being a murder,” he said.

“Each will be thoroughly investigated and we will do everything possible to ensure those who brought trouble to carnival are placed before the courts.”

Last night, a separate incident occurred in the nearby street of Golborne Road in Ladbroke Grove – roughly half a mile from Portobello Road – in which a man in his Sixties was attacked in the street.

The victim was taken to hospital and has been discharged this morning. A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently being held by police.