Notting Hill Carnival death: Two men and a woman arrested over killing of rapper Takayo Nembhard | UK News

Three people have been arrested by police investigating the killing of a 21-year-old rapper at the Notting Hill Carnival.

A 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were detained at houses in Bristol on Wednesday morning on suspicion of murdering Takayo Nembhard.

Mr Nembhard, also known by his rap name TKorStretch, was fatally stabbed in Ladbroke Grove, during the west London street party.

The two men have been taken to a Bristol police station where they remain in custody.

A 20-year-old woman was also arrested on Wednesday morning at a house in Islington, north London, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

She has been taken to a north London police station where she remains in custody.

Officers were alerted to the stabbing at around 8pm on Monday, 29 August, under the Westway flyover.

Mr Nembhard, a performer from Bristol, was killed while there were crowds of several hundred people in the immediate area.

Police gave the rapper emergency first aid until paramedics arrived. From there he was taken to a west London Hospital where he died.

The cause of death was a stab wound to the right groin femoral artery.

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Mr Nembhard was an up-and-coming rap and drill artist whose music has had hundreds of thousands of views on social media. He left behind a girlfriend and an unborn child.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, from the Met Police’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “While it is positive that we have made three arrests today, the hard work does not stop here. We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward. Takayo was stabbed to death in broad daylight in front of a huge crowd of people.

“I am confident that there are people out there who have not yet spoken to us, for whatever reason that may be.

“If you saw something and have not yet spoken to us, please do so as a matter of urgency. Don’t do it for me, do it for Takayo’s family who are still trying to come to terms with their terrible loss.”

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A dedicated page has been set up by the police where people can upload photos and videos of the incident.

Anyone with information can also call the incident room directly on 020 7175 2206 to speak to an officer, by calling 101 or by tweeting @MetCC quoting 7478/29AUG.

Anyone wishing to remain 100% anonymous can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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