Teen arrested on suspicion of murdering 16-year-old boy

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was killed in west London.

Police were called to Bourne Avenue, Hayes, at about 13:30 BST on Friday, following reports of a stabbing.

Emergency services tried to save Kamari Johnson, but he died at the scene.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday evening and remained in custody, the Met Police said.

Det Chief Insp Alex Gammampila said Kamari’s death had caused “shock and concern” in the local community.

“A team of experienced detectives is working tirelessly to establish what happened to Kamari and why he was attacked,” he said.

“This evening’s arrest demonstrates the progress we are making and this is in no small part to the assistance we’ve had from the community.

“We need to work together to ensure Kamari’s family get the answers they deserve about what happened to him.”

He urged the public to avoid speculation about the incident.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses.


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