A 16-year-old Nigerian teenage boy has been stabbed to death after being chased by a gang of youths on bicycles in Notting Hill, west London. The 6th form boy who has been identified as Fola Orebiyi, was attacked in Portobello Road at around 8.45pm last night, after witnesses said a fight had broken out nearby. He collapsed just two doors down from the shop unit which featured in the 1999 Hugh Grant film Notting Hill, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have launched a murder investigation into his death, but no arrests have yet been made. His family have been told of the tragedy and this morning said they were too upset to speak.
Witnesses said the boy had been chased into Portobello Road after a fight broke out on a neighbouring estate.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers had been called at 8.245pm last night by the London Ambulance Service after a report that the boy had been stabbed. She added:
'Officers attended the scene and immediately implemented first aid and CPR to an injured male. London Ambulance Service and London' Air Ambulance arrived shortly after. The victim - a 16-year-old boy - was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin are aware. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course. Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate. No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.'