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Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Rosedale Park in HayesGoogle Streetview

Four men have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in West London. Police were called at around 6.40pm yesterday (27 January) to reports of an injured man, believed to be in his 40s, by the tennis courts in Rosedale Park, Hayes.

He was taken to a Central London hospital but was pronounced dead at about 8.30pm. It is believed the man was meeting a person, or persons, in the park. While officers believe they know they identity of the deceased, next of kin have not yet been informed.

Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation and four men are currently in custody at various West London police stations. One man was arrested at the scene; three others were arrested as a result of further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, leading the investigation, said: "At this early stage we understand the victim had attended the venue to meet a person, or persons. We need to establish what happened next.

"Although arrests have been made I would appeal for any witnesses who saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police. I would also urge anyone who has information that could assist this investigation to contact my officers."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8099, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.