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UK News Man, 18, was fatally stabbed during council-run knife awareness course

18:30  08 november  2019
18:30  08 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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An 18 -year-old man stabbed to death during a knife awareness course run by a council has been named. Hakim Sillah was killed in a fight at Hillingdon A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been fatally attacked and his family are absolutely devastated. "We are doing everything we can

A teenager who was stabbed to death in a fight while attending a knife awareness course has been Officers were called shortly after 4.40pm to the scene, where Sillah, 18 , was found with a stab wound. “A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been fatally attacked and his family are

A 18-year-old man stabbed to death had been attacked during a knife awareness course run by the local council.

a man standing in front of a window: A forensic expert at the scene of the attack © PA A forensic expert at the scene of the attack

He was killed in a fight at Hillingdon Civic Centre in High Street, Uxbridge, west London, on Thursday afternoon.

Police believe the attacker and the victim knew each other.

A third person, in his teens, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound while trying to break up the fight and has been praised by police for his bravery.

a person standing in front of a brick building: The killing happened during a knife awareness course © PA The killing happened during a knife awareness course

The victim's mother had dropped her son off at the knife awareness session 50 minutes before the deadly attack.

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Hakim Sillah, 18 , died in hospital after being knifed at the Hillingdon Civic Centre in Uxbridge. A teenager who was fatally stabbed in a council headquarters in west London was attending a knife awareness Image caption Another teenager suffered a knife injury to his ear during the attack.

Sillah who was fatally stabbed while attending a course at Hillingdon Civic Centre (Metropolitan A teenager has been charged with the murder of an 18 -year-old man at a knife awareness course in Police said a group of youths had been attending a by appointment event at the council - run youth A second male suffered a stab wound during the incident. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at a youth offending service in the centre shortly before 4.40pm where the teenage victim was found with a critical stab injury.

a police car parked in a parking lot: Police believe the attacker and the victim knew each other © PA Police believe the attacker and the victim knew each other

He was taken to a west London hospital, where he died shortly before 5.30pm.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The Metropolitan Police said a group of young people were attending a by-appointment event at the youth offending service in the centre when a "very quick altercation" broke out between two individuals.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the murder investigation, said the killing was "an absolute tragedy".

He added: "A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been fatally attacked and his family are absolutely devastated.

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Sillah who was fatally stabbed while attending a course at Hillingdon Civic Centre (Metropolitan A teenager has been charged with the murder of an 18 -year-old man at a knife awareness course in Police said a group of youths had been attending a by appointment event at the council - run youth A second male suffered a stab wound during the incident. His injuries were not life-threatening.

A teenager has been charged with murder after an 18 -year-old was fatally stabbed at a knife awareness course in London. Police said a group of youths had been attending a by-appointment event at the council - run youth offending service in the building when a fight broke out.

"We are doing everything we can to find those involved. What we know so far is that a fight broke out between males at the location and as a result this young man received fatal injuries.

"A second independent male bravely tried to intervene to break up the fight and as a result was also stabbed."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose constituency is Uxbridge, tweeted: "Very sad news from Uxbridge last night. My thoughts are with the victims' friends & family."

Hillingdon Council tweeted: "Following yesterday's tragic incident at High Street, Uxbridge, an investigation is being carried out by the police and we are unable to comment further at this time.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victim's family."

DCI McHugh has appealed to people who may have captured footage of the incident to share it with the police.

Anyone who witnessed it or has information is asked to call police on 020 8785 8099, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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