A MURDER hunt is underway after a teenager was fatally stabbed in Hayes.

Police and paramedics were called at 1.30pm today (Friday, 24) to Bourne Avenue after reports of a stabbing.

Despite the extensive efforts of medics, the victim, aged 16, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

So far, there have been no arrests.

Chief Supt Sean Wilson, who heads policing in the borough, said: "I am so saddened to confirm that another teenager has lost his life to knife crime on our streets.

"There will be a significant policing presence in the area as homicide detectives work to trace whoever is responsible for this terrible incident.

"I urge you to come forward and speak to us immediately if you have information or material that can help us."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has footage or images that can help detectives, should call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 3832/24 May.