A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in north-west London.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the teenager died in hospital on Friday morning.

The victim was found with stab injuries in Preston Road, near Wembley at around 11.30pm yesterday (Thursday).

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach, in charge of policing in Brent, said: "It is another tragedy that a boy of just 16-years-old has died as the result of a knife crime.

"My thoughts are with his family at this time and my officers, alongside homicide detectives, are doing everything they can to identify and arrest those responsible.

"There will be enhanced reassurance patrols in the Preston Road area as I know the local community will have been deeply affected by the death of a teenager.

"I would urge anyone who witnessed any of the events leading up to the stabbing, or knows anything about who did it, to contact police immediately."

The Metropolitan Police said the boy’s family have been told, while a crime scene remains in place on Preston Road, by the junction of Logan Road, which is affecting bus routes in the area.

The boy died shortly before 9am today and a post-mortem examination has not yet taken place.

No arrests have been made, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 8167/18Feb, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.