A murder investigation has been launched after a father of two was stabbed to death on a busy high street outside a branch of the Halifax bank.
Mohammed Al-zufairi, 34, was attacked outside a branch of the Halifax bank opposite the recently closed police station on Wealdstone High Street shortly after rush hour on Monday.
He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition and underwent emergency surgery but died in the early hours of the morning.
A witness told how passers-by fought to save the life of the victim, who had been a student at Harrow College.
Alex Peerzad, who works in a shop next to the crime scene, said: “He was laying on the floor bleeding, people ran to help him, he had three wounds, they were trying to stop the blood, it was terrible. I know the guy stabbed, he is a humble family guy we are in shock.”
Another witness said: ‘I saw the man being chased by a black lad’
Then I heard the victim shout in the middle of the road and I turned around and saw the black guy stab the victim with a knife that looked at least 7 inches’
Scotland Yard said: “A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Wealdstone and detectives are appealing for witnesses and information.
“On Monday, 27 February police were called at approximately 6.50pm to reports of a man stabbed in High Street, Wealdstone – near the junctions with George Gange Way and Gordon Road.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and the man – believed aged 34 – was taken to a central London hospital in critical condition.
“He was later pronounced dead at around 2.30am on Tuesday.
There have been no arrests.
Anyone with information should call 020 8358 0200 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.