A young British model has been stabbed to death in a suspected ‘robbery gone wrong’.
Harry Uzoka, 25, collapsed in the street after being stabbed in the chest in Shepherds Bush, London.
Police believe Mr Uzoka was attacked outside Ollgar House, in Ollgar Close, before he staggered to Old Oak Road.
He was found collapsed on the pavement with a knife wound to his chest, according to the Standard.
It is thought a number of people were involved and two men, aged 27 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody.
Emergency services were called shortly before 4pm yesterday afternoon to reports of a man having been stabbed.
Paramedics raced to save Mr Uzoka’s life but sadly he was prounounced dead at the scene at 5pm.
Rising star Mr Uzoka was on the books of top London agency Premier Model Management, which also helped launch the careers of Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.
He had worked with British magazine Hunger and fashion brands Everlane and Bershka.
An Essex-based hip hop artist known as Cally the Dreamer told the newspaper: ‘He was a lad that I admired, changed his life for the better and inspired many to do better.
‘Amazing young man with so much life a big loss to the world. A great human, prayers go out to his family.’
DJ and musician O’Neil McDowall said: ‘Being able to be a part of your life was a blessing for me.’
‘I love you, H.’
Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi said: ‘This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death.
‘We are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive.
‘We continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry. We need to public’s help to piece together what happened – who the victim was seen with, the incident itself and the immediate aftermath.
‘If you were in the area at the time and saw anything that could be of significance to the investigation, we would urge you to get it touch right away.’
Police said they are keeping an open mind as to motive.