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 road.
The sufferer was named domestically as Ashmeet Singh.
The Metropolitan Police mentioned they have been referred to as to Raleigh Street in Southall on Wednesday night time to experiences of a stabbing and attended together with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS).
“Regardless of the efforts of emergency companies, 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 line with the ‘Night Commonplace’, Singh’s associates concern the British Sikh boy was attacked for a pretend Gucci bag he all the time carried with him.
“Police got here to verify my CCTV and mentioned there had been a stabbing, I could not imagine it,” a neighborhood shopkeeper was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
“I knew him, he was a very good man. His associates 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 workers to deal with it,” he mentioned.
In line with locals, Singh did part-time jobs to look after 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.