Boy, 15, stabbed to death on his way to school in West London named as teenager arrested

Jalan Woods-Bell was attacked in the street and died at the scene (Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

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Police have named a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he made his way to school.

Jalan Woods-Bell was attacked in the street and died at the scene in Hayes, West London.

The teenager lost his life not far from Global Academy, a college for students aged 14 to 19-years-old, My London reported.

Police were called to reports of a fight near the school shortly before 8.35am on Friday, June 11.

A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with Jalan's murder.

He appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and an update on his next court appearance is expected in due course.

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A 15-year-old has been charged with murder
(Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

The Met said a post-mortem examination is due to take place on Sunday.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command continue to investigate the fatal stabbing.

Tia Rek-Williams, 21, a teacher who lives nearby, said the incident had been “traumatising”.

She said: “I didn’t see the initial stabbing but I did see past the point where the boy was on the ground.

“They were saying ‘come on, you’ve just got 30 seconds, hold on, keep fighting’ and as they were saying that I saw his hand drop and his eyes close. It was so traumatising.”

Ms Rek-Williams said emergency services had arrived around 30 seconds later and the boy had been treated with a defibrillator.

Around six people had tried to help the boy while neighbours came out of their houses and gathered in the road, she said.

Police were called to a fight in broad daylight at around 8.34am on Friday
(Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

She added: “It happened in broad daylight, a 15-year-old boy, there are so many cameras.

"It just shows you nothing can stop these people doing these things. This happened literally in the middle of the street, not down a back alley, in front of people’s houses. It’s just awful.”

Police commander for Hillingdon, Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a child’s life to knife crime in Hillingdon.

“This incident, that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy, took place during this morning’s school run.

Police patrols in the area will be stepped up
(Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

“A family has been devastated and the effects of this terrible incident will reverberate throughout our communities.

“As a parent of a teenage boy myself, I cannot imagine the pain the family is going through and I offer our full condolences and support.”

He added that police patrols in the area will be stepped up.

Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell tweeted: “If anyone can assist the police with any information on this tragic incident, I urge them to come forward.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference Cad 1681/11Jun, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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