Portobello Road
The man in his fifties was found suffering stab wounds on Friday night and pronounced dead at the scene an hour later. Google Street View

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man in his fifties was stabbed to death on Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, on Friday night.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 11.49pm last night to the affluent antiques market area of west London following a reports of a stabbing.

Officers from the Met found a man suffering stab wounds. He was treated by ambulance paramedics but died at the scene an hour later at 12.45am on Saturday morning.

Police say they know the identity of the deceased but are awaiting formal identification. The victim's next of kin have not yet been informed of his death.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation in the murder, but no arrests have been made at this stage.

The incident follows a number of knife attacks at last weekend's Notting Hill Carnival. Police made 252 arrests over the course of the two-day annual street party, including 23 arrests for concealing offensive weapons, including two machine guns and a handgun.

Three people were stabbed in separate incidents during the carnival, though none resulted in death. Police said at least two of the three incidents were gang related.