Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Brent have named the man who died.

Police were called at 23:26hrs on Thursday, 24 February, to reports of a large fight near the junction of Review Road and Heather Road, NW2.

Officers attended and found a man suffering stab injuries.

He was given emergency first aid by officers and later by paramedics but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight.

The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

While formal identification awaits, the deceased can be named as 41-year-old Yehya Al-Youssef, who lived in the local area.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as stab wounds.

Four men – [A] aged 22; [B] aged 57; [C] aged 21; [D] aged 41 – were arrested on suspicion of murder as part of this investigation. All four were taken into custody and have since been bailed pending further enquiries to dates in late March.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “This investigation continues at pace as my detectives work to establish the events that led to this brutal murder.

“I continue to appeal to those who were in the area at the time Yehya sustained his fatal injuries to come forward and speak to police.

“Someone will have seen what happened and will know what led to this senseless loss of life. They may have been filming on their phone, capturing vital evidence even if they don’t know it.

“If you have information that could assist us, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, then please come forward.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference 7991/24FEB.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.