Rishmeet Singh: Southall murder victim named as Metropolitan Police appeal for information about fatal stabbing | UK News

A 16-year-old boy killed in a street stabbing in London has been named as Rishmeet Singh by police.

A murder investigation has been launched after the youngster died on Wednesday evening in Southall, west London, following reports of a fight involving a group of people.

According to a GoFundMe page claiming to be raising money for his family, the teenager worked part-time jobs to care for his disabled mother.

Police were called to Raleigh Road, Southall, on Wednesday evening. Pic: Google Street View

The Evening Standard reports the victim’s mother, who uses a crutch to walk, was in attendance as paramedics battled in vain 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 has appealed for the public to come forward with any information following the latest death

Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley said: “My 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 wider community that we are working around the clock to bring the person, or people, responsible for Rishmeet’s death, to justice.

“I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my appeal for anyone who was in the area around Raleigh Road just after 9pm on Wednesday and saw this incident to get in contact.

“You may have vital evidence that could help us progress this investigation.

“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 doorbell, dashboard or CCTV cameras.

“If you can help, please get in touch.”

Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson said: “Rishmeet’s family have been devastated by his death and my thoughts are with them.

“Specialist detectives continue to work at pace to find out who was responsible for this attack.

“I would also add my appeal to the public to get in touch if they have any information that could help the investigation.”

There is an increased police presence in the district and a section 35 dispersal order, which allows police to direct people to leave an area, was in force until Sunday afternoon in Southall Broadway, Southall Green, the Havelock Estate, Uxbridge town centre and Hayes town centre.

Information can be reported to police on 0208 721 4266 using reference CAD 7200/24NOV, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.fearless.org.


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