A Nigerian-British male fashion model, Harry Uzoka, has been stabbed to death near his home in what is believed to be a robbery which went wrong.
Uzoka, who was on the books of Premier Model Management, died from a single stab wound. Neighbours on Old Oak Road, East Acton, reported a shout of ‘hand it over’ in the melee which involved several men.
Twenty-five-year-old Uzoka staggered into the street from a housing estate before collapsing, reports say.
Today (Friday), the area around Ollgar House in Ollgar Close was sealed off by police. Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi said: “This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death.
“We believe there were a number of people involved, but we are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive. “We have made two arrests and continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry. We need the public’s help to piece together what happened — who the victim was seen with, the incident itself and the immediate aftermath. The promising 6ft model’s face had appeared on billboards in the UK and USA. He had also worked for Zara and Mercedes.