The victim of a fatal stabbing killed by an unknown knifeman has been named by police following an attack which led to two others being admitted to hospital.

Leon Street, of Neasden Road North, Brent, was found in the street with stab wounds by police, who were called to a disturbance near his home at 9:30pm on Monday, January 11.

The 48-year-old father and step-father passed away as a result of his injuries despite paramedic's best attempts to save him.

Delivery driver Leon was a doting fiancé and lived very close to the murder scene. The Metropolitan Police, who are investigating the case, have appealed for more information and witnesses.

A post-mortem examination held on January 13 gave the cause of death as stab injuries to the chest.

Homicide detectives from the Met's specialist crime command continue to investigate the incident.

They are linking the fatal stabbing to another attack around 10 minutes earlier on Neasden Lane near the bus stop close to the junction with Press Road.

A male victim, in his 40s, was stabbed by a lone man who ran away from the scene. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Detectives believe the attacks were committed by the same suspect but they are not releasing a description of him.

The Met arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of murder and a 33-year-old man for the same alleged offence, but both were later released without further action.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Williams said: "This is a murder investigation and I am working with a dedicated team of detectives to get answers for Leon's grieving family.

"We are making progress and following up a number of lines of enquiry, and our investigation is receiving really useful support from local people in and around Neasden.

"However, there are others who may have information that could help us.

"We may be in lockdown but there were still people around Neasden Lane North on Monday evening who saw or heard something suspicious. I need those people to come forward.

"In particular, I want to hear from anyone who saw a man running in the Neasden Lane North area between 9pm and 10pm, and indeed from anyone who has seen a man hanging around the area in recent weeks."

He went on to say that the suspect is believed to live locally.

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