A teenager stabbed in Twickenham, southwest London, was named an Afghan who came to England as a lonely child refugee.
According to the Metropolitan Police, 18-year-old Hazrat Wari, who lives in Notting Hill, western London, died in a hospital on Tuesday after a deadly attack on the Craneford Way playground in Twickenham.
Police are investigating CCTV and said witnesses said they had seen an outdoor battle the moment he was stabbed, the military said.
Vicky Tanstall, Chief Criminal Police Department of Specialist Crime Command, said:
“Executives have recovered CCTV from the area and spoke to many witnesses who said they saw the fighting the moment before Hazrat was attacked.
“I know a lot of people were on the scene at the time. If you haven’t talked to the police yet, I recommend contacting us right away.”
Mr. Wari was attacked on Tuesday at about 4:45 pm and died in the hospital about an hour later.
His family is informed and supported by specially trained officers, Met said. No arrests have been made.
Relatives of teenagers from Stanmore Evening standard He came to England alone as a refugee two years ago and left his family in Afghanistan.
His friend Sahil Kochai added: I was very considerate and loved everyone. He had no hatred for anyone.
“He used to stand up for everyone. I wish I knew why someone hurt him. He wasn’t a fighting man.”
The attack took place on a pedestrian bridge just a few meters from Richmond upon Thames University, which confirmed on Wednesday that the victim was one of the students after a conflict between the victim and the suspect.
Dr. Jason Jones, the principal of the university, said:
“There is no doubt that this loss causes many emotions, concerns and questions for students, parents, staff and communities.”
Tuikinam’s MP Munilla Wilson said she had given her “deep condolences” to Mr. Warri’s family, adding:
“Access to the railway bridge via Field and Twickenham Rough remains closed and will be closed for at least the next 48 hours.
“Police have significantly strengthened patrols in the area and will continue to patrol for the next few days. I urged them to continue doing so beyond this week. The college security team also said more. We are patrolling the area intensively.
“I will call the Mayor of London and the Interior Ministry repeatedly to increase the number of local police.”
Additional reports by PA media.
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