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METROPOLITAN POLICE detectives believe a minicab driver may have vital information with regards to a young man who was “viciously” stabbed to death in West London.

Eighteen year old Khalid Safi was knifed in the heart after a fight broke out between two men in Acton and police want to talk to a minicab driver who pulled up in Victoria Road, the scene of the stabbing, at 6:30pm on Thursday 1 December.

A police spokesman said officers wanted to contact the driver of a silver Mercedes Vito, thought to be a TfL licensed minicab, which pulled up outside the Holiday Inn Hotel in Acton.

Detective chief inspector Sam Price said: “There were a lot of people in the area of Victoria Road at the time of the incident and while we have spoken with the woman we had previously appealed for, I believe that not everyone has come forward at this time.

“I am continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the fatal stabbing or moments leading up to it to contact officers in the incident room.”

Chief inspector Price added:

We are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a silver coloured people carrier, or similar, parked briefly outside the Holiday Inn in Victoria Street at approximately 6:30pm on the night of the incident. If you are this person, or know who this person is, please contact us and help our investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4054 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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