Mourners ‘shut in cemetery by police’ after man stabbed to death in early afternoon

Police reportedly kept mourners shut in the cemetery as they investigated the stabbing (Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP)

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Mourners were reportedly shut in a cemetery as police investigated a suspected murder in north-west London today.

Emergency services were called to Harrow Road in Kensal Green to reports of a stabbing at around 2pm, the Metropolitan Police said.

The victim was found fatally injured and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody.

Reports said police were stopping members of the public from leaving the cemetery, although they later allowed them to leave, according to MyLondon.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended and found a man suffering from stab injuries.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested after the suspected murder
(Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP)

"Despite the efforts of emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and is in police custody."

A witness said: "Something happened at Kensal Rise cemetery. Armed police are patrolling the area."

A man was pronounced dead at the scene
(Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP)

Another witness told MyLondon: "There are about four police cars and they’ve taped off the cemetery.

"I tried to get a picture but the police hurried me off – now there’s a helicopter circling."

No further details about the victim have been given and enquiries are on going to trace his next of kin, the force said.

Police are continuing to investigate the stabbing.

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