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Southall Fairground Fight Leaves One Man Dead
Six men have been arrested after a man was murdered in a brawl at a fairground in west London.
Police were called to Southall Park at 9pm on Monday after reports of a large group of men fighting.
A man, believed to be 23, was found in nearby Green Drive with a head wound.
The air ambulance attended and treated the victim but he was pronounced dead at 9.57pm. A post-mortem was being carried out on Tuesday night.
A 25-year-old man was found nearby with a stab wound in his armpit. He was treated in hospital and discharged and has since been arrested.
A third man, aged 32, was found in the park with a stab wound on his arm. He was also arrested after being discharged from hospital.
Four other men are in custody at west London police stations.
Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command leading the investigation said: "This was a large fight at a fairground in Southall Park and many people would have witnessed the attack as well as the aftermath.
"I would urge those people to contact officers so that we can piece together the events that led up to this murder."
Emily Wilson, from Bob Wilson's Funfairs, said the first she knew of the brawl was when she saw a man lying near the park gate.
"I don't know of any fight that's happened, it did not happen in the funfair area," she said.
"The first we knew of anything at all was when, unfortunately, there was a guy lying at the back of the funfair by the gate and he had been stabbed.
"It's a very sad day for everybody. People should be in the park today, enjoying it as they were yesterday. It's just horrendous that this has happened."
The company has run the fairground in Southall Park for around 40 years.
An incident room has been opened and can be contacted on 0208 721 4868. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.