Family devastated as budding law student, 17, stabbed to death in park pictured

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A family has spoken of their devastation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in north London.

Officers found the teenager with knife wounds in Northwick Park, Harrow, at around 3.50pm on Thursday and he died at the scene around 40 minutes later.

The Metropolitan Police have named him as Jamalie Matthew, from Harrow, and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

In a statement, his family said: "The whole family is deeply saddened and utterly devastated about the passing of Jamalie. We all knew of his ambition to study law, and coming to terms with the tragedy that has unfolded still feels so surreal.

Police cordoned off Northwick Avenue in Harrow after the 17-year-old was stabbed to death
(Image: David Nathan/BPM MEDIA)

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"We are pleading with the public to share any piece of information regarding this incident."
No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Topping, said: “I am urging anyone who witnessed the moments leading up to Jamalie’s murder, or the stabbing itself, to come forward and speak with us.

"A young man has lost his life in the most tragic and needless of circumstances. His, and his family’s future, has been taken from them.

“I need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time; I am certain that someone has that piece of information that will help us to trace the person responsible. Please do the right thing, and come forward.”

Detectives have appealed to the public for more information
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Jamalie’s family, said: "The whole family is deeply saddened and utterly devastated about the passing of Jamalie. We all knew of his ambition to study Law, and coming to terms with the tragedy that has unfolded still feels so surreal.

"We are pleading with the public to share any piece of information regarding this incident."

There have been no arrests made at this time and enquiries continue.

Anyone who has information, video or images that could assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0100 or via 101 quoting reference Cad 4735/12Nov.

If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use.