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Jamil Palmer stabbing: Mother begs for help to find son's killer

  • 8 May 2014
  • From the section London
Jamil Palmer

The mother of an 18-year-old man who was stabbed to death in a west London street has pleaded for anyone who knows who killed him to "do the right thing".

Jamil Palmer, from Hampton, Middlesex, was found by police near Evans Grove in Feltham, Hounslow, at about 15:30 BST on Tuesday.

In a statement, his mother, who does not want to be publicly named, said she was in unimaginable pain.

"We have lost our beloved Jamil," she said.

She added: "Do the right thing in Jamil's memory. Forget your street code, it is not grassing and it is not cool. Just tell the police what happened and who was involved.

"I've lost my son. The hurt that has been caused is unimaginable. All I ask is that you trust the police and come forward. How would you feel if this happened to your loved one?"

Paramedics and an air ambulance were called to the scene but Mr Palmer died after being taken to hospital. A post-mortem will be held in due course, police said.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward

Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh, from the Met Police, said: "I believe there may be a number of persons in the community who may hold vital information about Jamil's murder and are yet to come forward and speak to the police."

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old male who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail.

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