A 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in a London street has been named Rishmeet Singh by police.
A murder investigation was opened after the the youngster died on Wednesday evening in Southall, to the west Londonm, following reports of a fight involving a group of people.
According to a GoFundMe page claiming to raise funds for his family, the teenager was working part-time to care for his disabled mother.
The Evening Standard reports that the victim’s mother, who uses a crutch to walk, was present as paramedics fought unsuccessfully to save her son, who died at the scene.
He is believed to be the 28th teenager to be killed in the capital this year, one short of the grim record set in 2008.
The metropolitan police called on the public to provide all information following the last death
Chief Detective Inspector James Shirley said: âMy thoughts and those of my team are with Rishmeet’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.
“I want to reassure them and the community at large that we are working tirelessly to bring the person (s) responsible for Rishmeet’s death to justice.
âI want to take this opportunity to reiterate my appeal to all who were in the area around Raleigh Road just after 9pm Wednesday who saw this incident to get in touch.
âYou may have some vital evidence that could help us move this investigation forward.
“I would also ask local residents in the area, or road users who were around Raleigh Road at the time of this attack, to check any footage they may have captured on the doorbell, dashboard or CCTV cameras.
“If you can help, please contact us.”
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson said, âRishmeet’s family were devastated by his death and my thoughts are with them.
âSpecialized detectives continue to work at a rapid pace to find out who was responsible for this attack.
“I would also add my call for the public to get in touch if they have any information that might aid the investigation.”
There is an increased police presence in the district and a section 35 dispersal order, which allows police to order people to leave an area, was in effect until Sunday afternoon in Southall Broadway, Southall Green, the Havelock Estate, Uxbridge town center and the town of Hayes. center.
Information can be reported to the police on 0208 721 4266 using the CAD reference 7200 / 24NOV, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.fearless.org.