A young Nigerian-British male fashion model, Harry Uzoka, has been stabbed to death near his home in what is believed to be a “robbery gone wrong”.
It was gathered that the 25-year-old, who was found collapsed on a pavement suffering a knife wound to his chest in west London on Thursday afternoon, died from the single stab wound.
He is understood to have staggered through a nearby estate before falling to the ground in front of horrified passers-by in Old Oak Road, East Acton.
Paramedics battled to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Daily Mail reports that as of Friday, January 12, the area around Ollgar House in Ollgar Close was sealed off by police.
Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi said: “This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death.
“We believe that the incident started at Ollgar House, in Ollgar Close and the victim was assaulted and stabbed before staggering and collapsing in Old Oak Road.
“We believe there were a number of people involved, but we are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive.
“We have made two arrests and continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry. We need the public’s help to piece together what happened — who the victim was seen with, the incident itself and the immediate aftermath.
The promising 6ft model’s face had appeared on billboards in the UK and USA. He had also worked for Zara and Mercedes.
He was also signed to the Los Angeles New Models agency and was followed by more than 14,000 people on Instagram.
The killing brings the number of murders in London in the first two weeks of 2018 to five. Police have confirmed four of the victims were stabbed to death.
Tributes Pour In For Harry Uzoka:
Harry Uzoka was stabbed to death yesterday in West London In a “robbery went wrong”.
He was more than a model, he was an inspiration.
RIP 🙏🏿🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/2QO186QipP
— OneTribeMag™ (@OneTribeMag) January 12, 2018
Harry Uzoka, an accomplished Nigerian-British model, was tragically stabbed to death in West London Thursday.
— OkayAfrica (@okayafrica) January 12, 2018
WHOEVER stabbed HARRY UZOKA
your days of freedom are numbered because you unwittingly took a life that inspired MANY people.
You got blood on your hands,maybe only God can see it …but you got blood on your hands.😔
Only a matter of time now. pic.twitter.com/wBbZNvjCcw
— ICIE (@iciemusic) January 12, 2018
Heartbreaking to come online to see this young brother who has been doing some positive amazing things with his life/career has been stabbed to death. Condolences goes out to his family and close friends.
R.I.P Harry Uzoka 🌹🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/bHGewarxtz
— Yungen (@YungenPlayDirty) January 12, 2018
Sad news 😢
Harry Uzoka, a 25 years old Nigerian born fashion and runway model based in UK was stabbed to death yesterday in London.
May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/gHFDSoKhOD
— olorisupergal (@OloriSupergal) January 12, 2018
Sad news. Young Black British model, Harry Uzoka, was stabbed to death after being victim of a robbery attempt in East Acton. The talented model was 25. May his soul rest in perfect peace. pic.twitter.com/WJehlSlplC
— MCTV (@MoChunksTV) January 12, 2018
Damn.. Harry Uzoka was stabbed and killed on the street outside his house in London. He was only 25. pic.twitter.com/d5jTRL4bUS
— Michael (@MichaelHBF) January 13, 2018
Stabbed to death in West London.. damn.
R.I.P Harry Uzoka
— Mr S (@nobodyisdaks) January 12, 2018