Detectives name victim of Southall murderFri 17 Nov 2023
The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Simarjeet Singh Nangpal, a local resident in the area. Specialist officers are providing ongoing support to Simarjeet's family during this difficult time.
Four men - aged 21, 27, 31 and 71 – are still in custody after their arrest on suspicion of murder.
Police responded to a call at 00:15hrs on Wednesday, 15 November 2023, to reports of an ongoing fight in Burket Close, Southall.
Officers, accompanied by the London Ambulance Service, arrived at the scene, where a teenager was discovered with stab injuries. Despite the diligent efforts of the emergency services, he was regrettably declared deceased at the scene.
The four suspects were apprehended at the scene. Two of them were initially taken to hospital for injuries they sustained before the police arrived and have since been discharged. At present, all four individuals remain in police custody.
Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, from Specialist Crime South, said: "We are working around the clock to find those responsible for Simarjeet’s murder, as his family struggle to come to terms with their loss."
"Four men have been arrested and our enquiries continue. I would urge anyone with information about how the events unfolded or anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone, dash cameras or doorbell footage to please come forward."
Detective Superintendent Figo Forouzan, Head of CID in west London, said: "Our thoughts remain with Simarjeet’s family at this extremely difficult time. No family should have to go through what they are experiencing."
"This incident will undoubtedly cause wider concern, and I want to reassure the community that we will do everything in our power to find those responsible. In the coming days you will see extra officers out on patrol in your area. Please do speak to them about any concerns you may have."
Anyone with information that could assist detectives is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 63/15Nov. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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