25 year old British-Nigerian model identified as Harry Uzoka has been reported dead after being fatally stabbed around in East Acton, London.
Harry, who was signed to Premier Model Management, had worked for brands including Zara, Mercedes and David Naman was stabbed in what is being called ‘a robbery gone wrong’ near his home in West London.
Neighbours on Old Oak Road, East Acton, reported a shout of ‘hand it over’ in the scuffle which involved several men. Harry then staggered into the street from a housing estate before collapsing.
Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi from the British Met Police released a statement saying;
”This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death. We believe that the incident started Ollgar House, in Ollgar Close and the victim was assaulted and stabbed before staggering and collapsing in Old Oak Road.
We believe there were a number of people involved, but we are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive. We have made two arrests and continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry. We need to public’s help to piece together what happened – who the victim was seen with, the incident itself and the immediate aftermath.
If you were in the area at the time and saw anything that could be of significance to the investigation, we would urge you to get it touch right away.”
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Before his death, Harry’s modelling career had been on the rise. He was signed to Next Models Management, Los Angeles; Uno Model, Madrid and Premier Model Management London.
He was fast becoming the toast of the big brands having featured in campaigns and worked with brands like Zara, Alexander McQueen, British GQ, Levi’s, Dior and more.