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Uxbridge stabbing: Man knifed to death in council offices

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image captionPolice were called to Hillingdon Civic Centre on High Street in Uxbridge

An 18-year-old man has been stabbed to death in a west London council's central offices.

The victim was stabbed in the chest in Hillingdon Civic Centre on High Street, Uxbridge, at about 16:40 GMT.

He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead less than an hour later. Another teenage boy was also stabbed during the attack.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Scotland Yard said.

The other injured teenager suffered a knife injury to his ear, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

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image captionAnother teenager suffered a knife injury to his ear during the attack

The Met has granted itself enhanced stop-and-search powers, under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.

This allows officers to search anyone in a designated area without "reasonable grounds".

Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh described the stabbing as "a tragic loss of life".

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image captionHillingdon Civic Centre was cordoned off by police tape while forensic officers investigated

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