Ealing boy found dead in canal after being stabbed has been named

Image above: Victim named as Victor Lee by Police

17-year-old boy named as Victor Lee

A 17-year-old boy who was pulled from a canal in west London near Willesden Junction has been named.

Victor Lee, from Ealing, was found by police in the Grand Union canal under Scrubs Lane with stab wounds at around 5.45pm on Sunday 25 June.

Paramedics also attended but Victor was pronounced dead just after 6.00pm.

After a post-mortem which found the cause of death to be stab wounds, detectives have released his name as they appeal for more information.

Image above: Mitre Bridge over Grand Union Canal near to where Victor was found

Three arrests made in connection with Victor’s death

Three males – aged 14, 15, and 17 – were arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday (30 June), and are being quizzed at South London police stations.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie said:

“We are continuing to provide Victor’s family with support during this traumatic time and our thoughts remain with them.

“This morning, we made three arrests as part of our investigation into Victor’s murder. However, I still need to hear from anyone who has information about what happened last Sunday.

“Were you in the area of the Grand Union Canal towpath near the Scrubs Lane bridge, or travelling on Scrubs Lane, between 17:15 and 18:15hrs? Did you see a fight, or hear anything that may assist with the investigation?

“If you were driving in the area and have a dash cam, please review your footage and contact us or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. My team will be in the vicinity of Scrubs Lane tomorrow, Sunday, 2 July as part of a proactive appeal for information.”