Wretch 32 has called out ‘mental’ knife crime in an impassioned post following the tragic death of Harry Uzoka.
The British model died aged 25 after being found collapsed on a pavement on Old Oak Road, East Acton, with a knife wound to his chest shortly after 4pm on Thursday.
He’s believed to have staggered through an estate nearby after a suspected ‘robbery gone wrong’ involving a number of people, according to police.
Paramedics attempted to save his life but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Harry was also signed to Los Angeles New Models agency, appeared on billboards in the US and UK, and had over 14,000 followers on Instagram.
Tributes have since poured in for the model, who was signed to top London agency Premier Model Management, with rapper Wretch 32 posting an impassioned reaction on Instagram to the news.
After describing Harry as ‘groundbreaking’, Wretch said: ‘He’s got nothing to do with nothing. You youths start walking around with these mental knives, and you think you can stab people with these knives and they’re going to survive.
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‘Anything you’re stabbing with that mental knife is dead. They’re going to die. Do you not know this? You’re stabbing innocent people who have nothing to do with nothing.
‘You think anybody thinks that’s gangster? You think anybody thinks that’s hard? You think anybody’s going to give you a pat on the back for that? You’re going mad.
‘Stay in your fucking lane and forget this foolishness.’
Singer and producer MNEK has also posted a tribute to the model, saying: ‘I met him various times and thought he was always so cool. My heart goes out to his family. RIP.’
just read about the murder of Harry Uzoka. SHOCKED. i met him various times and thought he was always so cool. my heart goes out to his family. RIP.
— MNEK (@MNEK) January 12, 2018
If you have information on the incident, call Hammersmith and Fulham Police by dialling 101.