Teenager stabbed to death near nature reserve

Police found the 18-year-old victim near Evans Grove in Feltham at 3.30pm yesterday. He is London's second knife victim in 48 hours.

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Mother urges witnesses to forget 'street code'

The mother of Jamil Palmer, the 18-year-old who was stabbed to death in a street in Feltham, has asked potential witnesses to come forward and forget their "street code".

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.

All I ask is that you trust the police and come forward. How would you feel if this happened to your love one?

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.

– Jamil Palmer's mother

Woman cradles teenager after nature reserve attack

Tara Thornley was walking her son home from school when the victim's friend stopped her and asked for help. Speaking to the Evening Standard she said:

His eyes were open and he was gurgling. He could not speak but I could see how serious the wound was.

I put my hand on his forehead and stroked and kept saying 'stay with me, stay with me'. He stopped breathing at one point which was terrifying but then started again.

The paramedics arrived and I tried to help them I did everything I could.

Appeal for witnesses after stabbing near nature reserve

I would like to urge anyone who was near Evans Grove, Feltham, between 3pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday, May 6, to get in touch with police.

They may well have seen something which could be of vital importance.

I would also like to appeal directly to those that have knowledge of this murder to contact police.

– Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, Met Police

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8785 8099 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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