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Boy, 15, charged with Jamil Palmer murder

KILLED: Jamil Palmer

A TEENAGER appeared in court this morning accused of stabbing 18-year-old Jamil Palmer to death.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested last night before his court appearance at Uxbridge Magistrates Court.

Palmer suffered one fatal stab wound on May 6 near Evans Grove, in Feltham, west London. He was airlifted to hospital but later died.

He had been in the area visiting friends.

Two other young people, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, are also in custody on suspicion of being involved in the murder.

An 18-year-old man and another 16-year-old boy who were arrested on the day of the attack have been released without charge.

Police continue to appeal for any witnesses and have urged those who may know something to break the wall of silence and come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, said: "Jamil was attacked in Crane Park shortly before 3.30pm and the park would have been busy with people. Some witnesses have come forward to assist us with our investigation but I am certain there are a number of other people who have yet to speak to us.

"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 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.”

Jamil's mother said: "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.”

She added: "You have all shown great love, with the flowers and gifts left at the bench, please don't let him down, you were all there with him through life, be there through death, stand by him, your mate, help him rest in peace."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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