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Boy, 16, accused of stabbing 18-year-old Afghan refugee to death denies murder

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Boy, 16, accused of stabbing 18-year-old Afghan refugee to death during a fight on a footbridge in London denies murder as he appears in court

  • A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing an 18-year-old has denied murder today
  • The teenager, who cannot be named, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink  
  • Appearing from Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution, he spoke to confirm his name and deny murder
  • Hazrat Wali, 18, died on October 12, 2021, after being taken to hospital

A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing an Afghan refugee to death has denied murder today as he appeared in court.

The teenager, who cannot be named, allegedly knifed Hazrat Wali, 18, during a fight on a footbridge in Twickenham, west London, at around 4.45pm on October 12 last year.

The youth appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution to confirm his name and deny murder. 

Mr Wali, a student at Richmond upon Thames College, collapsed on the busy playing field close to his college.

A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing an Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali, 18, (pictured) to death has denied murder today as he appeared in court

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

The promising cricketer, from Notting Hill, came to the UK two years ago.

The alleged killer, from west London, denied murder.

A trial date is yet to be set.

Mr Wali, a student at Richmond upon Thames College, collapsed on the busy playing field close to his college on October 12 last year

Mr Wali, a student at Richmond upon Thames College, collapsed on the busy playing field close to his college on October 12 last year

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