15-year-old charged with murder over teenager’s stab death

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old in west London.

Police have confirmed that the victim was Ayub Hassan, from Shepherd's Bush.

Ayub was found with stab injuries to the chest in Lanfrey Place, West Kensington, on Thursday afternoon.

Fatal stabbing in Kensington
Fatal stabbing in Kensington

A family friend earlier paid tribute to him as a "kind and handsome" boy with ambitions of becoming a barrister.

Police said his next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to take place on Sunday.

The 15-year-old charged with his murder will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning.

A 15-yr-old male has been charged with murder following a stabbing in #WestKensington#W14@MPSHammFulhttps://t.co/jEA0JS9XHLpic.twitter.com/X84vgwhgKr

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Scotland Yard said three other males were arrested as part of the police investigation.

A 17-year-old has been bailed pending further inquiries to a date in mid-April.

An 18-year-old and a 15-year-old have been released with no further action.