are appealing for witnesses and information after the murder of 21 year
old Chiswick resident Michael Campbell in Welstead Way on Sunday evening.
Reports that a 'group' of males were arguing and fighting in Welstead
Way were received by local police around 10pm. Two men were taken
from the scene to hospital suffering stab wounds.
Campbell died shortly after arrival and a second victim, also 21 years
old, remains in hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.
Four men have were arrested in connection with the incident and taken
to separate London police stations. All were later bailed to return
on dates in May pending further enquiries.
An incident room has opened at Sutton under DCI Michael Duthie [SCD].
He said: "We are aware there was some sort of altercation between
two groups of males (total number about 10) and as a result two males
were stabbed; Michael fatally.
This incident may have stemmed from an altercation which took place
at about 20.10 that evening at the McDonalds in Chiswick High Road;
where a fight took place between a group of 4 males and a female.
We believe that shortly after the stabbing at about 22.10 a group of
males made off in two motor vehicles, one being a red Honda civic and
the other being a white Nissan Sunny. It is believed the majority of
the group were black but there was one white male seen to get into one
of the cars. This man is described as white, slim build with short hair
and approx 6'5" tall.
We are at this stage trying to piece together exactly what happened
that evening and anyone who saw Michael during the evening or witnessed
the altercations between the two groups should contact either the incident
room or if they wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist
should call the incident room on 020 8721 4155; if you wish to remain
anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
April 7, 2005