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Police name Ealing teenager as victim of stabbing murder by Grand Union canal in Scrubs Lane

Police have named 17-year-old Victor Lee from Ealing as the victim of a stabbing murder last Sunday (25 June 2023) by the Grand Union towpath under Scrubs Lane.

Police were called at 5:45pm on 25 June 2023 to reports of a male in the canal under Scrubs Lane, W10 suffering from stab injuries.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene. Victor was pulled from the water and despite the efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:09pm.

His family has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination on 28 June 2023 gave the cause of death as a stab wounds.

On 30 June 2023 detectives arrested three males – aged 14, 15 and 17 years old – on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody at south London police stations.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, from the Specialist Crime Command, who is leading the investigation said: “We are continuing to provide Victor’s family with support during this traumatic time and our thoughts remain with them. We made three arrests as part of our investigation into Victor’s murder. However, I still need to hear from anyone who has information about what happened last Sunday.

“Were you in the area of the Grand Union Canal towpath near the Scrubs Lane bridge, or travelling on Scrubs Lane, between 17:15 and 18:15hrs? Did you see a fight, or hear anything that may assist with the investigation?

“If you were driving in the area and have a dash cam, please review your footage and contact us or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“My team will be in the vicinity of Scrubs Lane tomorrow, Sunday, 2 July as part of a proactive appeal for information.”

Information can be provided to police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5828/25Jun.

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