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Jalan Woods-Bell: First picture of boy, 15, stabbed to death on his way to school

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Jalan Woods-Bell (Met Police)
Jalan Woods-Bell (Met Police)

Police have released an image of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed on his way to a school.

Jalan Woods-Bell, 15, was stabbed in Hayes on Friday morning.

Another 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has appeared in court charged with his murder.

Officers were called to reports of a fight on Blyth Road, close to Global Academy – a creative college for students aged 14-19 – just before 8.35am on Friday.

Jalan was found with stab injuries and died at the scene.

John Jackson, a relative of Jalan’s family, told the Sunday Times: “We have a pandemic of violence that is not being treated like a pandemic.

“As long as it stays in inner cities and urban areas then it is not being seen as a problem that needs to be tackled. There is a feeling the victims are not actually being seen as victims but have done something to deserve it.

“Unless we do something there are many innocent people being caught up in it and their stories aren’t being told.”

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

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

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command continue to investigate the incident.

Tia Rek-Williams, 21, a teacher who lives nearby, said the killing had been “traumatising” as six people tried to help the boy while neighbours came out of their houses.

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

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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