Scotland Yard officers launched a homicide investigation on Thursday following the deadly stabbing of a 16-year-old British Sikh teenager on a west London avenue.
The sufferer was named domestically as Ashmeet Singh.
The Metropolitan Police mentioned they have been known as to Raleigh Street in Southall on Wednesday evening to experiences of a stabbing and attended together with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS).
“Regardless of the efforts of emergency providers, he died on the scene a short while later. His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable; formal identification awaits,” the Met Police mentioned.
“Murder detectives from Specialist Crime have been knowledgeable. There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing,” they mentioned, interesting for anybody with info associated to the homicide to come back ahead.
Social media footage reveals law enforcement officials battling in useless to save lots of the sufferer’s life in a entrance backyard. In accordance with the ‘Night Normal’, Singh’s mates worry the British Sikh boy was attacked for a pretend Gucci bag he at all times carried with him.
“Police got here to verify my CCTV and mentioned there had been a stabbing, I could not consider it,” an area shopkeeper was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
“I knew him, he was an excellent man. His mates are all saying he was stabbed over this Gucci bag, it wasn’t even actual. It is horrible. I want I had heard one thing or he had run to me. I might have pulled down the shutters to maintain him secure – I had the employees to deal with it,” he mentioned.
In accordance with locals, Singh did part-time jobs to take care of his disabled mom, who lives above a store near the place her son was killed. His stabbing marks the twenty eighth teenage killing on the streets of London this yr.