Jamil Palmer stabbing: Boy charged with murder

Jamil Palmer Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Police believe a "misguided loyalty" is stopping witnesses to Jamil Palmer's death coming forward

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a teenager who was stabbed to death in a west London park.

Jamil Palmer, 18, was found slumped in the road near Evans Grove in Feltham, Hounslow, following the attack last Tuesday.

The accused boy, who cannot be named due to his age, has been remanded in custody to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court later.

A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy remain in custody.

An 18-year-old man and another boy of 16 were previously arrested and have been bailed until June pending further inquires into the death of Mr Palmer, from Hampton in south-west London.

Renewing his appeal for witnesses, Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, said: "It is clear that there is a misguided loyalty where some people are not speaking to the police, protecting those involved.

"I would ask those who are reluctant to come forward to do so, so Jamil and his family can get the justice they deserve.

"I would also like to reiterate my reassurance to anyone who has witnessed this horrific attack that my officers are here to protect you and will treat any information you have with the utmost sensitivity and discretion."

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