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No arrests made following murder in Ladbroke Grove

Detectives investigating the murder of Takayo Nembhard at Notting Hill Carnival have still made no arrests and continue calls for witnesses to come forward.

Police returned to the scene one week after the murder to speak to the public and distribute leaflets as part of the ongoing investigation. But despite this, no one has been arrested.

21 year old Takayo – a promising music artist – was the fatal victim of a stabbing moments after the London carnival ended on 29th August. The incident happened in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover.

Tributes have been flooding in for the young man, also known as TKorStretch who has been described as extremely talented, and on his way to a major music career.

Those closest to him say his death has devastated his friends and family – Takayo’s parents travelled from Bristol to west London to lay flowers at the scene near Ladbroke Grove station four days after their son’s death.

The 21-year-old’s partner, Oshian Edwards, pledged to remind their baby son about his father as he grows up.

A fundraiser has been set up for the family, by Takayo’s music manager. Within hours of the fundraiser being set up, it had topped £6,000 in donations. Mr Patrick, TKorStretch’s manager, says that all donations will go to Takayo’s father to help Oshian and their baby.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, said: “I know that there were several hundred people in the immediate area surrounding the murder and while the carnival environment made the management of and access to the scene difficult, it also meant that there were likely to have been a number of witnesses.

“If you saw anything, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please do get in touch.”

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information, including anyone who was filming or photographing in the area at the time and may have captured relevant footage or images on their phone or camera.

A dedicated page has been set up where photos and videos can be uploaded. It is simple to use and can be accessed here.

Information can also be provided by calling the incident room directly on 020 7175 2206 to speak to an officer, by calling 101 or by tweeting @MetCC quoting 7478/29AUG.

Anyone wishing to remain 100 per cent anonymous can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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